[:it]Tequila Patrón appoints David Rodriguez as new Master Distiller[:]


Visionary executive for the Patrón brand for almost 18 years, David Rodriguez worked shoulder to shoulder with legendary Master Distiller Francisco Alcaraz in the production and approval of every single batch of tequila created at the distillery in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.

Alcaraz, Rodriguez's historic mentor, will officially step down this week after a long and distinguished career in which he raised the standards of the tequila category to exceptional levels. Alcaraz has worked with Patrón since the brand's inception, becoming an industry icon with the longest-lasting career as a master distiller in the entire tequila industry thanks to his 50 years of service, of which over 30 with Patrón. During his tenure Alcaraz contributed significantly to Patrón becoming the iconic brand we know today globally, with the production of 2.8 million 9-litre cases worldwide. Alcaraz's achievements range from the creation and definition of PATRÓN's distinctive flavor profile, to the development of the brand's core lines and limited editions, key leadership in the field of innovation and experimentation as well as the role of acclaimed brand ambassador who has enabled the global expansion of the brand.

I am privileged to have had such a rewarding and life-changing career as Patrón”, commented Francisco Alcaraz, the historic Master Distiller. “The time has come to step down and there is no better person to fill my role than David Rodriguez. I am delighted to leave my life's work in the hands of such a passionate and capable professional. David is part of the family and I know he will continue to honor the tradition of Patrón”.

Family being a core value of the Patrón company, Alcaraz expressed his happiness in handing over the helm to Rodriguez who has worked under his guidance and teachings for almost 18 years.

Under Rodriguez's leadership, PATRÓN will continue to drive innovation for the brand and category while remaining true to its traditional recipe and production process as well as its care and commitment to its community.

I am incredibly honored to take on the role of Master Distiller and can only express our infinite gratitude for what Francisco has done to build an iconic brand that has forever changed the fate of the tequila category”, said David Rodriguez, new Master Distiller of PATRÓN. “I wish Francisco all the best in his well-deserved retirement. I am extremely proud to carry on his legacy in what will be a new chapter for Patrón.”[:]


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