Gran Patron Piedra Extra Anejo Tequila (750ml)


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Formerly a travel retail offering, Patron’s decision to release this for a broader audience comes as competition hots up in the super premium Tequila category.
Piedra, which means “stone” in Spanish, is one of very few tequilas that’s still produced in an age-old way as opposed to a more industrialized process.Geoff Kleinman from explains, “Piedra uses the traditional process of grinding the roasted agave heart (called the pina) using a stone wheel called a tahona. The resulting juice is called agua miel, which translates to “honey water”. Typically this agua miel is fermented on its own, but for Piedra, the crushed agave fiber is added back into the mix. This mix is distilled and then aged in a combination of new American oak and French oak casks for at least three years (making it an extra anejo tequila). As with many high end releases, Patron Piedra is then bottled in a fancy etched glass decanter topped with an enclosure that emulates the tahona stone. This bottle is then enclosed in a fabric lined display case that looks a lot like a fancy coffin.”

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