Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have entered the celebrity alcohol game with the release of Dos Hombres Mezcal. Ditching the meth racket of their on-screen characters and investing in booze, the duo’s mezcal is a smooth drinking spirit sure to please even the fussiest agave purists.
In an Instagram post shared by both Cranston and Paul, the two explained how they set out to create a “real, artisanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico,” with both “crazy about the taste, the aroma, and the versatility of this smokey, age-old alcohol.”
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Three years ago we sat in a sushi bar in New York. Talking about life and what we could possibly do down the road together. We had the time of our lives while shooting Breaking Bad and truly built a very special bond. Knowing that we couldn’t share the screen for quite a while – our thoughts turned to a new project. We sipped cocktails and thought about what it should be. The younger one looked at his drink and said, you know what we should do? We should do a really special Mezcal. The older one said, you mean the liquor with a worm at the bottom? Nah, that was just some bullshit gimmick, I mean real, artesanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico. After that dinner we couldn’t get the idea out of our heads. So, we started traveling to Oaxaca to see if we could find it, and we mean it had to be “it,” something so damn good even people who don’t think they like Mezcal will love it. It had to be perfect or we weren’t going to do it. We searched high and low all over Oaxaca, met incredible people along the way and after a beautiful yet grueling search throughout that majestic landscape we believed we may have found our place. Our Mezcal. It was on a dirt-road, in tiny village, hours away from the center of town, we found it and it was perfect. Holy shit it was perfect. We looked at each other and just simply nodded. This is it. We named it Dos Hombres – two guys on a quest. It’s been a long and crazy journey and we couldn’t be happier to share this with you and the rest of the world. We are crazy about the taste, the aroma, and the versatility of this smokey, age-old alcohol. Try it, and let us know what you think. We are certain you will love it. Well, that’s our story. What’s yours? Go to doshombres.com to get a bottle of your own. Follow us at @Doshombres and @Mezcal to hear more about Mezcal and Dos Hombres. — AP & BC
Distilled by San Luis del Rio, a small village in the mezcal heavy region of Oaxaca, Dos Hombres is made from Espadín agave that’s a minimum of six years old. The agave is cooked underground for four days after being harvested to bring out the natural sugars. It’s then ground into a paste by a traditional stone wheel, often pulled by a donkey. This mash is left to ferment in wooden tubs for between 7-10 days before the final two-day distilling process transforms the mash into a drinkable liquid.
The end result is a supple liqueur with hints of apple, mango, pineapple, local Oaxacan fruits, smoke and wood. Dos Hombres is an easy to consume mezcal with a price to match, retailing for US$90 a bottle online.
This isn’t the first Breaking Bad related alcohol product, with actor Dean Norris releasing Schraderbrau beer earlier this year – named after his character, DEA agent Hank Schrader.
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