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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul launch mezcal brand
Cranston and Paul rose to fame after they starred in the successful series Breaking Bad - Photo: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul launch mezcal brand

15/07/2019
12:36
EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales
Mexico City
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The actors announced they were launching a mezcal brand called Dos Hombres

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In the last week, the actors shared several pictures of them together, something that fans interpreted as the confirmation of an imminent reunion between the Breaking Bad cast. Nevertheless, the actors announced they were launching a mezcal brand called Dos Hombres.

Cranston and Paul said that they decided to make a “real, artisanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico” and started traveling through Oaxaca, the hub of mezcal: “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.”

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Dos Hombres day everyone! We are thrilled to have you along for the journey.

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And although many fans are excited about the mezcal, the announcement also sparked criticism because Cranston and Paul seem to suggest they are the minds behind the mezcal and also seem to ignore the meaning and tradition this beverage has for Mexican communities in Oaxaca. 

Furthermore, in recent years, mezcal has been endangered by its increasing popularity and the way agaves have been exploited to fulfill the demand. Moreover, Cranston and Paul claim they “started Dos Hombres to create a Mezcal that we thought was perfect. A unique blend of the finest Espadin agave, hand-selected from the hillsides of a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico” but fail to give credit to the Maestro Mezcalero, mezcal maker, behind the product and even place both their names on the bottle, where the name of the mezcal maker is usually placed.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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The mezcal can be purchased online and in stores in the U.S. and in Mexico, it can be found at the Four Seasons in Mexico City.

The bottle of mezcal is around MXN $1,100.
 

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