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Patrón x Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro, the Oscar-nominated and widely celebrated Mexican film director, designer and screenwriter, has brought his imaginative art to an unlikely canvas, an intricately elaborate, limited-edition release from Patrón tequila.

This partnership marks one of the first collaborations in which del Toro has engaged outside of the entertainment industry, and among a handful of partnerships carefully selected by Patrón over its long history.Official name: Patrón x Guillermo del Toro

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  • Design: The drawings on the packaging were inspired by jimadores, the skilled laborers in Mexico who for generations have hand-harvested and trimmed the Weber Blue Agave that creates tequila centerpiece glass bottle
  • The two bottles:
    • A limited-edition 750ml bottle of extra añejo tequila sits upside down as the “torso”
      • The spirit in the larger bottle is a remarkable blend of rare Patrón tequilas aged for an average of more than five years in a combination of different new and used oak barrels
    • A 100ml bottle of aged orange liqueur, sits on top, a skull exquisitely carved into the crystal
      • Complementing that tequila is the smaller bottle, a first-of-its-kind aged Patrón orange liqueur produced from aged Patrón tequila
    • Tasting notes:
      • The extra añejo tequila in the “Patrón x Guillermo del Toro” blend is characterized by its bright, golden color, with an aroma and flavor of light honey, nuts and raisins, slight vanilla, and oak. The sweet and fruity balanced taste makes way to a long finish of agave and oak.
      • The orange liqueur is medium amber in color, with a distinctly sweet aroma and taste of citrus, clove, light French toast, and caramel.
    • How to purchase: Only a very limited number of sets were produced, and are currently available at fine spirits and liquor retailers across the country for the suggested retail price of
    • SRP: $399
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