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Fortnum’s X Patrón Single Cask Tequila Añejo – No 52

With only 378 bottles available, our new Tequila will make a truly special addition to any discerning sipper’s drinks cabinet this Father’s Day

When it comes to tequila, Patrón is as good as it gets. Founded in 1989, it was the first company to make ultra-premium tequila, which quickly rose to become one of the best tequilas on the market – and over 30 years on, very little has changed.

Each cask of tequila is distilled using traditional, time-honoured methods, with the barrels, corks and bottles all handcrafted at the distillery. Based in El Nacimiento, in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, Patrón Tequila is crafted from 100% blue agave plants, that are left to grow slowly and ripen in the Mexican sun.

Fortnum’s had the opportunity of selecting a cask from Casa Patrón’s barrel reserves. With a remarkable spectrum of flavours, aromas and textures on display, choosing just one cask proved quite the challenge.

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Each of the casks were either Reposado (aged for 2 to 12 months) or Añejo (aged between 12 to 36 months). It would have been easy to select the oldest Tequila available, verging on ‘extra añejo’ (36+ months), with its developed, warm colour and oodles of American oak character, vanilla and roasted nuts. However, it was a slightly younger Añejo that really stood out, delivering beyond expectations.

After much tasting and deliberation, our buyer chose Cask No. 52 – of which there are only 378 individually numbered bottles available. Whether you’re an avid tequila drinker or you’re yet to try it, this cask is a tropical, complex tequila that has been aged in a single barrel formed of both American and French Oak.

Tasting Note:

This tequila is a deep golden colour, hinting at its extended barrel ageing and great complexity. Enticing aromas of roasted tropical fruits and smokey vanilla precede a long, fresh palate of pineapple, cooked agave, raw honey, lime and fresh herbs - all wrapped up in vanilla cashews. This is a tequila to tantalise the most discerning of sippers, while bringing brand-new fans to this incredible family of spirits.

While exceptional served neat, read on for two exclusive cocktail recipes to make at home:

1492 Highball

1492 Highball

1492 is the Norma Oficial Mexicana that signifies that this tequila was made in the Patrón distillery.

50ml Fortnums X Patrón Single Cask Tequila

Cucumber Ribbon

Double Dutch Cucumber and Watermelon Tonic Water

Pour the tequila into a highball glass, add the tonic water and serve over ice. Garnish with cucumber ribbon.
Sage of the Diviners

Sage of the Diviners

The Latin translation of this cocktail, Salvia Divinorum, is a derivative of the sage plant that is found in the cloud forest of Oaxaca.

40ml Fortnum’s X Patrón Single Cask Tequila

3 lemon wedges

15ml honey

5 sage leaves

Sparkling Tea (top up)

Place the three lemon wedges in a highball glass and muddle to extract the juice. Add the honey - Fortnum's Spanish Orange Blossom Honey works particularly well in this recipe - as well as the sage leaves, tequila and ice cubes. Stir while adding the Fortnum's Sparkling Tea and garnish with sage leaves.