Silver Patron – The Dapper Chapper Bar

By Neil Brotherston Monday 25th Aug, 2014

Patron – one of those rare and lucky brands of alcohol that has been widely adopted by the stars of the hip-hop industry as one their “drinks of choice”.

Whether it’s Jay-Z in Show me what you got, with the line “Shots of Patron, now she’s in the zone”, T.I. in Whatever you like with, “Patron, no ice…we can pop bottles all night” or Lil’ Wayne in Back on my Grizzy with the line “I popped and took some Patron shots”, it is clear that it is pretty much the go to Tequila for the cream of the crop in Hip Hop.

And it’s for that reason that we were so excited to get the chance to try Patron Silver here at Dapper Chapper HQ. But the question remains…. just what has Patron done to position itself like this and generate all that free PR.

Well for a start, they have designed a devilishly stylish bottle. It may not be the most efficient for pouring, but my word it looks good – and that’s half the battle to get the celebrity world on board. Not only is the shape and styling perfect, but also the glass that appears crystallised when chilled just adds to the classy look of this bottle.

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But all of that would count for nothing if the taste didn’t live up to the looks. Well, we’re glad to say that T.I. was right; you could pop this bottle all night long.

Patron Silver is a clear, super smooth and ultra premium tequila – which is reflected in the price which stands at £45.99.

Tequila is produced using Blue Agave, a cactus like plant. The flower takes eight to ten years to flourish. After harvest, the ‘pina’ are carefully selected, trimmed and then slowly steam baked. When cooked to perfection, the ‘pina’ is macerated with large, natural, stone-milling wheels.

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The fermentation is done with the fibre of the ‘pina’, which helps impart its unique flavour and smoothness. After a double distillation process the tequila is aged in small oak barrels and then hand bottled. Every batch of Patron is overseen by the industry’s ‘godfather of tequila’,Patrón’s master distiller, Francisco Alcaraz.

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The taste is smooth, with an initial hit of Agave, followed by strong citrus notes and finally a peppery finish. While the peppery finish may not sound that appealing, you’ll have to trust us when we say – it just works. This is the perfect tequila to drink neat, on the rocks with a dash of lime or use as a mixer in premium cocktails.

Why not try it in their signature cocktail – The Patronic (Patron and tonic) – a drink fit for the most Dapper of Chappers.

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Ingredients

50ml Patrón Silver

150ml Tonic water

Fresh lime wedge

Method

Serve long over ice, with a squeeze of

fresh lime and enjoy.

 

Patron Silver is available from www.thedrinksshop.com, Ocado online, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges nationwide.