Patrón Appoints New Master Distiller David Rodriguez
Join us in raising a toast to our new Master Distiller and the continuation of an incredible legacy.
Aug. 6, 2020
We at Patrón and our Bacardi family extend warm and heartfelt congratulations to David Rodriguez on his promotion to Patrón Master Distiller.
Previously Rodriguez served as the Director General of Patrón Spirits Manufacturing Operations in Mexico and has been a visionary steward of the Patrón brand for nearly 18 years. Working side by side with legendary Master Distiller Francisco Alcaraz, he has produced and approved every batch of Patrón that leaves the distillery in Jalisco, Mexico.
Alcaraz, who is retiring after an incredible 50-year career in the industry where he set the standard for tequila excellence, expressed great pride and confidence in handing over the reins to Rodriguez.
“The time has come to pass the baton and there is no better person for the job than David Rodriguez,” Alcaraz said. “David is like family to me and I know he will carry on and honor the Patrón process.”
Join us in celebrating this momentous occasion by raising a glass filled with David's favorite cocktail, the Patrón Mojito. Cheers to David Rodriguez!
"I am incredibly humbled to take on the role as Master Distiller and I offer Francisco our limitless gratitude for helping build this iconic brand and changing the tequila category forever,” said David Rodriguez, Patrón Master Distiller. “I wish Francisco all the best on his well-deserved retirement. I’m honored to carry on his legacy into the next chapter for Patrón."