91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aged for 18 months, this easy sipper has a pale gold hue and mild honey aroma. It's mellow and light on the palate, mixing honey and vanilla with a slightly drying flurry of nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.
One of the innovative features of the distillery is the ability to capture rainwater, so it can be used for distillation. Pasote is made with 40% rainwater, and 60% spring water. Although agave tends to get a lot of the credit for the aromas and flavors found in tequila, water is just as important. The quality of the water has a lot to do with the aromas and flavors found in the final product.
The agaves used in Pasote come from one of Felipe’s fields in the highlands of Jesus Maria. They are fully matured, cooked in traditional brick ovens, crushed using a mechanical tahona, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and then double-distilled in copper pot stills. The reposado and añejo are then aged in used bourbon barrels. In other words, Pasote is made using traditional production methods! This is one of the reasons why it has a character all its own.