With the retirement of Master Distiller Francisco Alcaraz, PATRÓN has promoted David Rodriguez (former General Manager of Spirits Manufacturing Operations) to the role of Master Distiller.
A visionary steward of the PATRÓN brand for nearly 18 years, Rodriguez has worked closely with retiring Master Distiller, Francisco Alcaraz, to produce and approve every batch that leaves the distillery in Mexico.
“I am privileged to have had such a fulfilling and life changing career at PATRÓN tequila,” said Francisco Alcaraz, legendary Master Distiller. “The time has come to pass the baton and there is no better person for the job than David Rodriguez. I am grateful to leave my life’s work in the hands of such an incredible and passionate professional. David is like family to me and I know he will carry on and honor the PATRÓN process.”
David Rodriguez has said: “ 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.
“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.”