PATRON EN LALIQUE: SERIE 2
In 2014, Lee Applbaum, the chief marketing officer at Patron Spirits, and Lalique CEO
Silvio Denz put their heads together in Zurich, looking for a way to marry their singular crafts in a shared vessel. A year later came the release of Patron en Lalique: Serie 1, with 500 handmade crystal decanters holding the ultrapremium tequila.
In late 2017, the 1920s art deco styling of Rene Lalique was invoked to create Patron en Lalique: Serie 2, which again combines the craft and heritage of France and Mexico. However, this current offering is even rarer – only 299 bottles were released – and more complex than the first limited edition. It took two years for master distiller Francisco Alcaraz to create the distinct and delicious elixir of this 80-proof extra “He said he was not going to cheat this,” Applbaum says. “He wanted a very different blend from Serie 1.” Alcaraz blended tequilas in a fashion more akin to cognac, mixing liquid that had spent time in American, French and Spanish sherry-seasoned oak barrels.
Patron are usually blends, but blends of the same vintage. The Serie 2, however, also unites tequilas of various ages – ranging from three to eight years old – making this tequila unique among all others. The result is a golden nectar brimming with fresh fruit, vanilla and light agave accented with a gentle touch of cherries and candied pecans. It is a masterpiece. (US$7,500)