Patron’s newest ultra-luxe tequila launch is El Cielo, a silver tequila that stakes its declare that it’s “the primary four-times distilled status tequila available on the market.” There’s not way more of a twist on the theme than that, so let’s simply dive into the tasting.
Barely yellow in hue, however solely faintly. The nostril is sort of clear, as you’d each anticipate and hope. These in search of the bolder, extra vegetal and peppery notes of pungent agave gained’t discover them right here, changed largely by notes of lemon, some mint, and a rosemary- and sage-like character that’s for essentially the most half agave-adjacent. This isn’t so delicate that you can mistake it for vodka as a substitute of tequila — it’s too herbaceous for that — but it surely’s comprehensible why Patron is pushing an El Cielo Martini recipe with the product.
On the palate, expectations are largely met: Some citrus, some herbs, and a few sweetness that offers the tequila a sure chewy high quality. A lick of vanilla works with the lemon curd qualities within the combine, which together with the contact of shade suggests some degree of ageing — though Patron doesn’t cop to any. I actually don’t thoughts it, however discovered the tequila taking over a calmly nutty high quality over time, maybe coconut in tone, because it builds towards the end. Crisp, extra lemon, however by no means “bracing” in the way in which a typical blanco will be.
It’s completely pleasurable solo and lots versatile for almost any tequila-based cocktail you may think about — although the $129 price ticket might have you ever guarding it for less than essentially the most particular of events.
80 proof. NOM 1492.