Patrón Tequila, a brand of Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd., launched its newest addition: Gran Patrón Smoky. The latest addition to the Patrón family uses agave that is roasted with mesquite for about seven days in small underground stone pits, the company says.  To create the smoky aroma and taste, the heart of the agave plant, the piña, is roasted in underground stone pits at the Patrón Hacienda distillery in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, it adds. Bottled at 101 proof, Gran Patrón Smoky will be available in limited supply in select U.S. markets, with a suggested retail price of $199.


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