Patrón tequila has teamed up with beloved Mexican racing icon Sergio “Checo” Perez. The collaboration celebrates two Mexican icons coming together, “who believe in hard work, community and innovation – and whose steadfast passion, dedication and vision lead to simply perfect outcomes, time after time,” says the brand. “Patrón and Checo are coming together in their shared commitment to perfection and bringing the traditions, modernity, and integrity of Mexico to life. Mexico is a country of innovators whose talents are rooted in tradition, and this collaboration is built on a mutual passion of being proudly Mexican.:
Patrón tequila is proud to celebrate progressive pioneers, like Checo, whose relentless desire to blaze a trail in racing leads to bold innovation on the track. Like the art of Patrón tequila production, racing is a team effort that requires the same commitment to craftsmanship and quality from the team. Everyone plays a vital role in bringing to life the vision, the passion, and dedication that leads to simply perfect outcomes. At least 60 hands help create and handcraft Patrón tequila through hand-harvesting the 100 percent Weber Blue Agave to combining a few all-natural ingredients through a traditional, time-honored distillation process to the individual labeling, numbering, and inspection of each bottle, before it leaves the distillery at Hacienda Patrón. Upwards of 74 hands support Checo before he leaves the pit and begins to race. Checo and his familia on the track, like Patrón, understand the value in taking meticulous precision and handcrafted care — no matter how long or challenging the process—to ensure perfection.
“At Patrón, we celebrate the progressive pioneers and bold innovators who drive powerful outcomes in their lives,” said Kathy Parker, Patrón Global President and CMO. “Just as Patrón goes to extraordinary lengths to deliver perfection in every drop, we are proud to work with Checo Perez, who goes to extraordinary lengths to deliver perfection at every turn. From his incredible career as a trailblazing driver, to his work for his community in Mexico, Checo truly strives for excellence in everything he does. We are honored to welcome a fellow Mexican icon to the Patrón familia.”
This collaboration will kick off with a one-minute hero film depicting the roads that Checo has traveled to get to where he is today, allowing fans an opportunity to connect with him in a way they haven’t before with a behind-the-scenes look at the life of Checo Perez, while enjoying a glass of Patrón. The video showcases Checo’s passion and pride for Mexico as he reflects on his craft, innovation and hard work through a metaphorical journey following him along the dusty dirt paths of Jalisco’s highlands region—where Patrón carefully handpicks its 100 percent Weber Blue Agave—to the modern streets of his home in Guadalajara, Mexico. The video aims to bring to life Checo’s passion and pride for Mexico that drives him to go to extraordinary lengths to achieve perfection, just like Patrón.
“No matter where in the world racing takes me, Mexico—namely Jalisco—is my home, and I am always excited to return,” said Perez. “Patrón shares my relentless desire to innovate in my sport and pride for our country. I have much respect for the tremendous lengths the Patrón familia goes to achieve simply perfect tequila. I’m raising a glass of my favorite Patrón Silver in celebration of this exciting union and what’s to come.”
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
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