Patrón and Guillermo del Toro create TequilaBy Nicola Carruthers
Patrón has collaborated with Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro to launch a limited edition bottling made from a “rare” blend of Tequilas, called Patrón x Guillermo del Toro..
Patrón x Guillermo del Toro is packaged in an upside down 75cl bottle with a 10cl bottle of 35% abv aged orange liqueur on top. The expression is a blend of Patrón Tequilas aged for an average of more than five years in a combination of different new and used oak barrels.
It is described as having notes of “light honey, nuts and raisins, slight vanilla, and oak, with a long finish of agave and oak courtesy of the barrels”.
The packaging design was inspired by jimadores, the labourers who harvest and trim the blue agave that creates Tequila.
This partnership marks one of the first commercial collaborations del Toro has engaged outside of the entertainment industry.
“Tequila courses through the veins of my native land, Jalisco. It represents a communion between spirit and earth, steeped in time and tradition, and a source of pride that roots us and defines us both,” said del Toro. “Through the years, I have been offered many collaborations in designing and executing different products. I have never been tempted. This creation has been an adventure, and a privilege.”
Only a “very limited” number of sets were produced, and are currently available at retailers across the country for the suggested retail price of US$399.