After weeks of teasing and anticipation from fans of the hugely popular Breaking Bad series thanks to co-stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul‘s identical Instagram posts, the duo has finally revealed what they’ve been up to all along, and it’s not what fans imagined — It’s actually their very own brand of mezcal.
Once again taking to Instagram, the duo has announced that they’ve been working on launching their own mezcal brand, fittingly called Dos Hombres. According to them, the idea was born "three years ago" when they "sat in a sushi bar in New York[,] talking about life and what we could possibly do down the road together." The two bonded over shooting the drug empire series and have been great friends ever since. Paul was the one who originated with the idea whilst the duo were sipping on their cocktails, wanting to create an "artisanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico."
Cranston jumped on the idea, and the ex-co-stars set off to Oaxaca together on a mission to create their own take of the Mexican elixir. "It was on a dirt-road, in a 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."
Whether you’re a fan of the two, Breaking Bad, or just hand-made mezcal in general, you can get your hands on Dos Hombres over at the brand’s website or at select retailers in California, New York, and Mexico for the time being, offered at $58 USD per bottle.
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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 a 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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