Patrón's private guest house in Jalisco Mexico
A few weeks ago I was invited on a press trip with Patrón to their private, invite only guest house and distillery in Jalisco, Mexico! It was INCREDIBLE to say the least. Being a huge tequila fan, I would never turn down an opportunity to see how tequila is produced, especially with Patrón!
The first day started with a super early flight at 4am to Dallas and then to Guadalajara where we then took a bus ride for 2 hours through the Jalisco district of Mexico. Once we arrived to the entrance of the Patrón Distillery we drove down the driveway, which was about a half a mile long and tree tree lined with mountain views along the horizon. Truly stunning! Pulling up to the main Hacienda, we were greeted by the guest house staff who then showed us each to our corresponding rooms. We then gathered for a group lunch and did a small tour of the property to learn about Patrón’s full product line ranging from their most popular tequila, Patrón Silver, to their limited edition bottles which can reach the $7,000 price tag per bottle!!
Over the course of the trip, we toured their production facilities and learned exactly how their tequila is made, ate fabulous dinners, and journeyed to one of their agave fields to learn the whole process of growing and harvesting agave. I even got to plant my own agave bush which was amazing!!
The whole trip was fantastic and I’m so glad I was able to see a part of Mexico that wasn’t overrun by tourism and really do a cultural deep dive into how important the production of tequila is for the Jalisco district of Mexico! It was so neat to see how Patrón is giving back to its community as well. They help support a local orphanage, they use a state-of-the-art water treatment process that uses reverse osmosis to recover 70 percent usable water that can be used throughout their facilities and create more than 5,500 tons of fertilizer compost a year from leftover agave fibers and also help smaller neighboring distilleries and farms do the same rather than polluting the environment with waste. After this trip, I’m definitely a Patrón fan and am really looking forward to the next time I get down to Mexico!