3 Badge Corp. introduced Pasote, a line of 40 percent alcohol-by-volume Mexican tequilas made for pure blue agave. Named for the fierce spirit of Aztec warriors, Pasote is available in select markets in three varietals: Blanco, Reposado and Anejo. Pasote Blanco retails for $49 and offers fragrant citrus aromas, a crisp balanced palate and a long, silky finish; Pasote Reposado, which retails for $59, was aged for six months in American oak barrels and has fruit-forward aromas, rich, soft flavor sand a long, sweet and clean finish; and Pasote Anejo retails for $69 and was aged for 18 months in American oak barrels, which mellows the character of the roasted agave and gives the premium tequila soft armoas, a rich mouthfeel and a long, smooth finish, the company says. The 750-ml glass bottles feature hand-screened graphics of distinct warriors and is custom-made with a distinctive, slightly asymmetrical wave pattern visible in the glass, it adds.
3 Badge Corp., Sonoma, Calif.
Distribution: Select markets