Sustainability
Sustainability

Sustainability

Like many liquor brands Patrón started with its tequila made by third-party distillers, but the company built its impressive distillery, Hacienda Patrón where since 2006 it has made its own tequila. This move not only enabled the company to be in full control of the quality of its tequila, but it also marked a turning point in philosophy with Patrón believing that the company’s growth, environmental and social responsibility should all develop hand in hand.

Hacienda Patrón lies on the edge of a small Mexican town, Atotonilco El Alto, where it is by far the largest employer. As the distillery has grown so it has become increasingly integrated the local community with the company contributing to the building of schools and other local facilities. Patrón employs 1,200 workers in Mexico.

The company’s continuing effort to diminish its production footprint starts with how the Weber blue agave plants, the raw material for making Patrón, are cultivated and harvested. Great care is taken of the plants during their infancy to help ensure they are free of chemicals and fertilizers at the time of harvest. Patrón partner with agave growers, mostly family farms, to leverage regional knowledge passed down through the generations with the company’s agronomists supporting these farmers from planting through to harvest.

Tequila production inevitably produces waste so it is after harvest, during the production process that Patron’s commitment to the environment is most evident, going far beyond that required by legislation. Thousands of gallons of potentially harmful stillage are produced during distillation and Patrón process this by-product to ensure it is not harmful but actually benefits the community. Reverse osmosis technology is used to treat the stillage with 70% recycled into clean water used to cool the condensers during distillation and to water the agave fields. The remaining 30% is combined with used bagasse (agave fibre) to create a rich organic compost which is given to neighbouring famers to fertilise their agave fields.

Patrón’s commitment to environmental issues extends to its packaging which is made using recycled materials.

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Patrón Estate Release

After entering the Hacienda Patrón estate, you drive past an agave field as you approach the distillery and this very limited-edition tequila is made

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Patron XO Cafe Liqueur

This Mexican coffee-flavoured liqueur is based on 100% agave Patrón Tequila rather than neutral spirit, as is more commonly the case with coffee liqueurs.

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Gran Patron Burdeos

This 100% agave, triple distilled añejo tequila is matured in a combination of casks: one year in ex-bourbon barrels, 10 months in French oak barrels

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Gran Patron Piedra

Launched in global travel retail in April 2013, Gran Patrón Piedra is an extra añejo tequila produced using a traditional Tahona wheel to crush the piña

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Roca Patron Reposado

Patrón Roca range is distinguished by being produced in small batches exclusively using a Tahona stone crushers along with agave fibres in the wooden

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Gran Patrón Smoky Tequila

Made using a baking process usually more associated with mezcal, Patrón Smoky starts with roasting 2 tonnes of agave piñas with mesquite in small underground

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Patron Silver tequila

Patrón Silver is a blend of two very differently produced triple distilled tequilas - one made using a traditional tahona and fermented with agave fibres,

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Patron Citronge

This orange liqueur was developed for use in Margarita cocktails and is made using organically grown sweet oranges from Jamaica and bittersweet oranges

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Roca Patron Anejo

Patrón's Roca range is distinguished by being produced in small batches exclusively using a Tahona stone crushers along with agave fibres in the open

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Roca Patrón Silver

Patrón's Roca range is distinguished by being produced in small batches exclusively using a Tahona stone crushers along with agave fibres in the open

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Patron Reposado Tequila

Patrón Reposado comprises two very different 100% agave triple distilled tequilas - one made using a traditional tahona and fermented with agave fibres,

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Gran Patron Platinum Tequila

Produced from a blend of two very differently produced triple distilled tequilas - one made using a traditional tahona and fermented with agave fibres,

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Patron Anejo tequila

Patrón Añejo is a blend of two very differently produced triple distilled 100% agave tequilas - one made using a traditional Tahona and fermented with

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Patron XO Cafe Dark Cocoa

Launched in February 2012, Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is coffee liqueur based on Patrón Silver tequila and flavoured with Criollo dark cocoa from Mexico's

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Patrón Extra Añejo

Aged for more than three years in a combination of new and used American, French and Hungarian oak casks, Patrón Extra Añejo was introduced in 2017 as