Do you like some dark tequila with your Guillermo Del Toro movies?

One of the masters of dark and fanciful storytelling, Guillermo Del Toro, has partnered with Patron to create a tequila which is as original in its packing as it is in its taste. You get two flavors in the box. One is a dark, blended extra añejo tequila, featuring an aroma and taste of honey, nuts, vanilla and oak, with an aftertaste of oak and agave. Also included in the package is a masterfully crafted orange liqueur, which can be blended with the tequila or enjoyed by itself.

The Patrón x Guillermo del Toro package opens to reveal two limited edition bottles (PRNewsfoto/Patron Tequila)

You’re going to want to keep the bottles and the box, as you can see. The smaller bottle is the skull, which sits on top and contains the orange liqueur. The larger bottle with the tequila sits upside down, forming the ribs of the creature in the display. Your eyes are not deceiving you either, it even comes with a pair of candles. Stood up, the bottom of the box even slides out to create a plateau to set them on. What better way is there to enjoy this dark drink than with candlelight flickering across the deep red etchings on display here?

The design is based on Guillermo’s take on Mexican culture, specifically the art and rituals of Jalisco, Mexico, where the acclaimed director is from.

“Tequila courses through the veins of my native land, Jalisco. It represents a communion between spirit and earth, steeped in time and tradition, and a source of pride that roots us and defines us both.”

This is as much a piece of art as a drink, and it does not come cheap. Currently, it’s available for pre-order on, and expected to ship around September 1st. It’s first come, first served, and there likely won’t be a large inventory of it. So, the price tag of $475 per bottle is not too surprising.

Still, if you’re a fan of Del Toro and tequila, it’s probably not something you want to pass up.


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Shaun Horton is the author of the sci-fi/horror novels Hannah and Class 5, as well as the cryptid horror Cenote. He writes from the beautiful pacific northwest, crammed between the city of Seattle and the woods of the Olympic National Forest. He's been a life-long fan of Horror, starting with seeing Gremlins at 4 years old. Years later, he discovered the work of Stephen King, keeping himself up at night reading the tome which is IT. Since then, he's continued expanding the interest through authors such as Dean Koontz, movies like Nightmare on Elm Street and Alien, and the video game series of Dead Space and Resident Evil.