Patron Extra Añejo is aged for 3 years before bottling. Discover everything about it in this in-depth review!
What is Patron Extra Añejo?
Patron Extra Añejo is the product of aging Patron Silver for 3 years using a combination of ex-bourbon-barrels and Hungarian oak barrels.
Some of those notes tasting notes typical of bourbon are present in this Tequila making it a good choice for bourbon drinkers curious about agave spirits.
The contact with the barrel is what provides Patron Extra Añejo this deep amber hue and not caramel coloring as Scotch whisky regularly does! (I guess you didn’t know that!)
Patron Extra Añejo tasting notes: How does it taste?
|Nose||Agave, oak, honey, tobacco|
|Palate||Agave, chocolate, honey, dried fruit|
|Alcohol content||80 proof (40% ABV)|
|How to drink||Neat, rocks|
|Similar to||Patron Añejo|
Nose kicks-off with agave and oak at first, followed by hints of honey, tobacco and a bit of banana lurking in the back.
On the palate, it offers thick creamy texture providing a good mouthfeel. Flavor hits with agave and sweet oak, giving way to a dark chocolate, dried fruit and caramel note.
The finish is long and pleasantly warm, with caramel and oak hints.
Patron Extra Añejo drinks nicely neat or rocks. This is a fulfilling sipper and attractively priced among Extra Añejo Tequila making an attractive alternative.
It has some of the flavors I would expect to find in a fine bourbon such as the Eagle Rare with the advantage that this is a 100% agave offering, which is a infinitely superior source of alcohol than corn as it’s hangover-free!
Patron Extra Añejo Rating: is it good?
Best Patron Tequila
Patron Extra Añejo is the Best Patron Tequila as it’s way better than Silver and Patron Reposado, and better than Patron Añejo which is just one step behind.
This is a nice sipping Tequila that both Bourbon and Tequila drinkers will appreciate alike.
How to drink Patron Extra Añejo?
Neat or rocks
- Patron Extra Añejo is a nice sipper meant to be enjoyed neat. If you are fond of chilled drinks then add rocks but use large ice cubes avoiding dilution as you do not want to water-down this tasty dram.
- As opposed to Scotch and whiskey that get better when adding a drop of water, Tequila does not get better.
- I would not use Patron Extra Añejo as a mixer as it’s too pricey for that purpose. As a general rule I don’t spend more than $30 in a mixer as most spirits taste pretty much the same when drowned in fruity juices or soda. I recommend using a more affordable and punchy Reposado to make cocktails.
Is Patron Extra Añejo good for Margaritas?
This is a sipping Tequila
No, this is not the kind of Tequila you use as for mixed drinks. This is a nice sipping Tequila to be enjoyed neat or rocks, with fine tasting notes that don’t mix well in fruity juices.
Consider cheaper alternatives to make Margaritas because Extra Añejo Tequilas are too pricey to be used in cocktails.
Is Patron Extra Añejo good for shots?
NO! Shots were good when Tequila was too rough to sip so this was the only way to make bearable. Patron Extra Añejo is a nice tasting sipper well worth enjoying at a slow pace.
If you are looking for a shooter, please only drink tequila labeled as “100% agave” and avoid those with misleading labels such as “made from agave” as they are crafted using a blend of agave and sugar cane.
Those bottled are legally allowed to be labeled as tequila but they are hideous and will give you a bad hangover.
Patron Extra Añejo Bottle Price
Prices are approximate:
If you are interested in Extra Añejo Tequilas there are other options to consider such as:
Avion Reserva 44, Codigo 1530 Extra Añejo, Casa Noble Single Barrel or Tesoro Extra Añejo.
What’s Patron Extra Añejo alcohol content?
Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) in the United States
Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) in the United States, UK, Europe and Australia but at just 70 proof (35% ABV) in Mexico.
Due to tax reasons alcohol is regularly watered-down in Mexico which is a bummer if thinking about loading your bag with Tequila on your next vacation in Cancun.
Does Patron Extra Añejo expire? does it go bad?
Alcohol doesn’t expire
Agave Spirits do not expire and can remain in the bottle for ages. The tricky part is that once opened they remain good as long as you keep them away from the sun or in a warm room.
Once you have 25% of the content left I suggest you finish it ASAP as they develop an awkward taste. I have no scientific explanation for this but I have lost some precious drams for not adhering to this rule.
Does it freeze?
Booze doesn’t freeze
It is quite common to store tequila in the freezer as the alcohol content does not allow it to freeze. Sipping it from the freezer is quite pleasing and better than drinking it rocks as dilution waters-down the tequila.
Does it have sugar?
Agave spirits are low in sugar
Patron Extra Añejo is low in sugar making a great option for those counting calories. Just make sure not to mix tequila with sugary sodas as the benefit gets lost.
Does it have carbs? Is it Keto-friendly?
Carb-free and Keto-friendly
Patron Extra Añejo is carb-free but should be consumed in moderation on keto because it is alcoholic.
Patron Extra Añejo is crafted with just three ingredients:
- Blue Agave
- Natural yeasts
Just 3 ingredients are needed to make tequila! unless you use additives or foreign substances.
Does it use additives?
Patron Extra Añejo is legit
Patron is completely legit as it does not use additives, sweeteners, caramel-coloring or any other substance to enhance flavors.
The rules that govern Tequila allow the use of additives as a means to avoid variations in flavor, aroma and color from batch to batch as long as the additives do not surpass 1% of the total content.
The use of additives is widespread among the industry but Patron refuses from these questionable practices which are legit but questionable.
Patron Extra Añejo aging
Most tequilas you know are unaged as they were bottled right after distillation; they are known as Blanco or Silver Tequila.
According to the laws that govern Tequila, if you let it age in an oak barrel beyond 3 years it becomes an extra-añejo tequila which is tequila first class category.
Patron Extra Añejo Cheat Sheet
|Type of Tequila||Extra Añejo|
|Aging length||3 years using ex-bourbon barrels and Hungarian casks|
|Is it good?||Yes|
|Is it top-shelf?||Yes|
|Does it expire?||No|
|Good for beginners?||Good for people with bourbon experience|
|Good for cocktails?||Yes, but there are several cheaper options|
|Calories per shot||98|
Hi there, welcome to my blog! I am J Highland.
I am a bar and liquor shop owner in Oaxaca, Mexico. On this site I share my opinions on Mexican liquors and tips on how to enjoy them.
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