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Sonoma-based tequila line captures that ‘warrior spirit’

Never one to gather any moss, August Sebastiani’s new 3 Badge Beverage Corporation has just introduced Pasote, a line of Mexican tequilas made from pure blue agave. The new Pasote tequilas are bottled in Mexico and will be sold in select markets throughout the U.S. by the company’s spirits division, 3 Badge Mixology.

Named for the fierce spirit of Aztec warriors, the Pasote line includes Blanco, Reposado and Anejo tequilas. Each is made from ripe blue agave that is evenly baked and then carefully distilled with pure rainwater and natural spring water in copper pot stills. Pasote’s master tequilero grows blue agave in the Jalisco highlands in Mexico and uses traditional production techniques to make the notably pure and distinctly herbal Pasote tequilas. Watching this process is fascinating.

August Sebastiani, president of 3 Badge, said, “We named it Pasote to capture the Aztec warrior tradition of celebrating victories by drinking the sacred agave. The pasote spirit lives on in these artfully crafted tequilas.”

The Pasote label features three bold, hand-screened graphics of distinct warriors. Each custom-made Pasote glass bottle is made by a family of glass artisans and has distinctive, slightly asymmetrical wave patterns visible in the glass.

August Sebastiani already produces the Other Guys wines and 35 Maple Street spirits including Masterson’s rye whiskey, Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin, and Kirk & Sweeney Dominican Rum.

3 Badge Beverage is based at 32 Patten St., Sonoma.

More information will be available soon at 3badge.com. 996-8463. 

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