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Gran Patron Platinum Tequila

Gran Patrón
Platinum Tequila


By Robert Plotkin

Those who find themselves with a few extra dollars in their pocket should invest in a bottle of Gran Patrón Platinum. This ultra-premium tequila is richly textured and eminently satisfying. Patrón is the bestselling brand of 100% agave tequila and Gran Patrón Platinum Tequila has only furthered their preeminence.

In order to produce a lighter-bodied, more brilliant spirit—the tequila is sent through a traditional copper pot still a third time. Another innovative twist is that a portion of each distillation is aged briefly in American oak barrels prior to being blended back into the batch.

However, all one really needs to know about Gran Patrón Platinum is evident once it hits the glass. This classy triple-distilled tequila has pristine clarity, a satiny texture and a bouquet of black pepper and citrus. It quickly fills the mouth with delectably spicy, peppery flavors that last well into its luxurious finish.

The distillery's most inspired release to date, Gran Patrón Burdeos is a blend of double-distilled añejo tequilas matured more than a year in American and French oak. The tequila is then redistilled a third time and transferred to ex-Bordeaux barrels for extended aging. Over that time the tequila develops a dark honey/amber hue and a bouquet of lightly spiced, floral and fruity aromas. It has a velvety, surprisingly lightbody and a captivating palate of nutty and wine-induced flavors. Be fully prepared to be impressed.

Gran Patrón Burdeos was created with a snifter in mind. Afford it a few minutes to fully oxygenate—your patience will be rewarded.