If you’re a Breaking Bad buff, you’ll remember the Season 4 episode aptly named “Salud”, where half of the cartel drops dead after drinking a ridiculously expensive Zafiro Añejo Tequila. While this emerald Spirit was invented because no sane distillery would agree on a product placement that ends up killing people, the guys who played the most famous meth cooks in TV history came up with a very real, very delicious, and very not-poisonous Mezcal. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul posted a picture of two donkeys on their Instagram accounts, simply saying “Soon!”
Dos Hombres Mezcal is distilled in a village of San Luis del Rio deep in Oaxaca. They cook the Espadin agave in underground pit ovens, mill it by horse-drawn mills, ferment it for up to ten days with crystal clear mountain spring water, and then distill it twice in copper stills. Bryan and Aaron said they wanted to create a premium and unique sipping Mezcal that would invite the aficionados to explore and appreciate the ancient art of making Mezcal. The clear Spirit offers fruity notes of apples, mango and sapote, with an addition of wood and smoke. Drink it neat or put it in a Ameri-Mex El Camino cocktail with Rye, Bénédictine and bitters.