Production of Patrón starts with Weber blue agave, mainly sourced locally from the Highlands of Jalisco. The distillery was sited here in order to ensure plentiful freshly harvested agave. The Jalisco Highlands are preferred to agave grown in Tequila Valley due the region’s higher annual rainfall, soil rich in iron oxide, high altitude and cooler temperatures, which all contribute to agave with a higher sugar content - a major contributor to the quality of the finished tequila.
Unlike many tequilas which add sugar to stretch production (mixto tequilas), all Patrón tequilas are made with all fermentable sugars coming exclusively from agave. Hence they are termed “100% agave tequilas” with every bottle certified as such with the Mexican government’s CRT certification symbol. The labels also have the four digit DOM number 1492, a guarantee that all Patrón tequila is distilled and bottled at Hacienda Patrón.