The Roca Patron Tequila Tasting at La Buena Vida
When comes to holiday traditions, it may seem as though a tequila tasting at your favorite Mexican restaurant is a bit out of the ordinary. And you would be right. In fact, the tequila tasting we are hosting is everything but ordinary. Here’s what you need to know about our tasting at La Buena Vida this month.
Who Can Come to the Tequila Tasting?
You! So long as you are 21 years old and have a ticket, you’re welcome to enjoy this tequila tasting journey with us.
When is the Tequila Tasting?
We’re so glad you asked. The tequila tasting will be hosted on Wednesday, December 20th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Where is the Tequila Tasting?
This event will be held at La Buena Vida Michoacan Cuisine. This is an exclusive tasting, so make sure you get your tickets soon, as they are running out fast.
How Much Are Tickets and What’s Included?
Included are three shots of Roca Patron Tequila accompanied by a dish created by the Caballero family. You will be served a silver, añejo, and a reposado tequila all from the Roca line from Patron. With every tequila, comes a dish that has been harmoniously paired for the flavor profile of each tequila.
What Do I Need to Know About Patron
Patron has always been a dominating force in the tequila market, as it offers drinkers a premium taste that stands above the rest. This is especially true for the Roca line from Patron. What makes it so special you ask?
First and foremost, it’s important that you understand that real, quality tequila is made from 100% blue agave. This is the main ingredient in tequila and the authenticity of the process in which it’s distilled is of the utmost importance when it comes to quality. Other tequilas that are not made from blue agave are m
ixed with other alcohols, which is what creates a terrible hangover the next day.
What Makes Patron Stand Out?
The way Patron distills tequila is a tried and true practice. The blue agave used in Patron is crushed by a two-ton volcanic stone, Tahona wheel for 79 hours. This is a practice that is centuries old, with the first tequila having been produced in the 16th century. Another important aspect of tequila is that it must be produced in the region of Jalisco in order to be considered authentic.
Patron not only offers a high-quality tequila on the sweeter side and easy to mix, but they also offer an even better line of fine tequila known as Roca Patron. Not only is the Roca line an artisanal tequila, it’s stronger as well, ringing in at 44 percent ABV versus the 40 percent in their original line.
Here’s what you need to know about each of the styles of tequila you will enjoy at our exclusive tequila tasting.
Roca Patron Silver
Before being crushed by two-ton volcanic rock Thona wheels, the Weber Blue Agave used is baked in small brick ovens for 79 hours.
The appearance of this tequila is crystal clear (Silver)
On the nose of this tequila, you’ll gather strong notes of citrus.
Roca Patron Silver offers sweets and earthy notes on the palate as well as black pepper and cooked agave and citrus and has a great and complex finish.
Roca Patron Reposado
Using the same artisanal process, this tequila is completed with a 43 percent ABV and is slightly more complex that it’s silver sister, presenting notes of oak. Vanilla, ginger, and caramel. This tequila is also unique because of the aging process, sitting in American Bourbon barrels to give it those oaky and vanilla flavors.
The reposado offers a beautiful light straw yellow color and is completely transparent.
On the nose, you will smell vanilla, American oak and citrus notes as well.
On the palate, you’ll be able to taste smooth and sweet notes of ginger and caramel with a not balance of mushroom to round out the sweetness and finishes out with a complex and long-lasting flavor.
Roca Patron Añejo
Last but certainly not least, we’re going to finish with the añejo tequila from Roca Patron. Similar to the silver and reposado tequilas, one of the biggest differences in this process is that it is aged much longer, sitting in American Bourbon barrels for 14 months.
The Roca Añejo offers a beautiful medium gold color that is transparent and almost glows like a sunset.
On the nose, you’ll gather hints of vanilla, grapefruit and other spices.
On the palate, you’ll taste more citrus notes, light ginger, black pepper and oak with a velvety smooth finish.
Why Come to La Buena Vida’s Roca Patron Tasting?
Because it’s unique. All too often, the holidays present us with a rigorous schedule of shopping decorating, and holiday parties. Why not give yourself a break from the typical holiday routine by getting to enjoy the authentic flavors or Michoacan cuisine paired perfectly with high-quality Roca Patron Tequila?
Not only is this exclusive event going to be a great experience, it’s a great deal. Getting to try three of the finest tequilas that Patron has to offer is a treat in itself, but to pair it with the delicious creations from Hugo and Maria Caballero is a match made in heaven.
Come get your taste of authentic Michoacan cuisine and be sure to grab your tickets right away. If you have any questions about the event don’t hesitate to contact us today!