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Dos Hombres Mezcal

Dos Hombres Mezcal

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Dos Hombres Mezcal: A Smoky Adventure for the Discerning Drinker

For those seeking a unique and flavourful spirit, look no further than Dos Hombres Mezcal. Founded by Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, the iconic duo behind Breaking Bad, Dos Hombres offers a taste of Mexico's rich heritage. But beyond the celebrity connection lies a meticulously crafted mezcal, brimming with character and smoky intrigue.

This in-depth tasting guide explores the intricacies of Dos Hombres Mezcal, guiding you through its aroma, flavour profile, and ideal serving suggestions. So, light up your senses and embark on a smoky adventure with Dos Hombres.

A Legacy of Tradition: The Art of Espadín Mezcal

Dos Hombres is a Joven (young) mezcal, crafted using 100% Espadín agave. Grown in the verdant hillsides of Oaxaca, Mexico, Espadín is prized for its sweetness and versatility. Unlike tequila, which is restricted to using only Blue Weber agave, mezcal embraces a wider range of agave varietals, each imbuing the spirit with distinct characteristics.

The production process for Dos Hombres stays true to mezcal's traditional methods. The Espadín agaves, called piñas, are roasted in earthen pits lined with volcanic rock. This unique technique imbues the spirit with its signature smoky character. After roasting, the piñas are crushed using a tahona wheel, a giant stone mill turned by horse or motor. The extracted agave nectar then undergoes fermentation in wooden vats before double distillation in copper pot stills. This meticulous process ensures a mezcal that is both authentic and flavourful.

Unveiling the Aroma: A Dance of Smoke and Sweetness

Pour yourself a serving of Dos Hombres Mezcal and take a moment to appreciate its visual characteristics. The spirit boasts a crystal-clear appearance, hinting at its purity. Now, raise the glass to your nose and inhale deeply. The initial aroma is likely to surprise you. Yes, there's the unmistakable smokiness, a campfire ember gently smouldering in the background. But alongside this, a wave of sweetness emerges. Hints of apple and fresh, tropical fruits like mango and sapote intermingle with the smoke, creating a captivatingly complex bouquet.

The Flavour Journey: A Symphony of Smoke, Fruit, and Earth

The first sip of Dos Hombres Mezcal is an awakening for the taste buds. The initial sweetness from the aroma translates onto the palate, offering notes of ripe mango and a subtle earthiness. As the spirit lingers, the smokiness intensifies, revealing hints of firewood and a touch of peppery spice. The finish is smooth and restrained, leaving a lingering echo of smoke and fruit that invites another sip.

The Art of Serving: Unlocking the Full Potential of Dos Hombres

Dos Hombres Mezcal is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions to help you unlock its full potential:

  • Neat:  For the purist, sipping Dos Hombres neat allows you to appreciate the full spectrum of its flavours. Use a mezcal copita (glass) to concentrate the aromas and savour the spirit's complexity.
  • Mezcal Old Fashioned:  Give this classic cocktail a smoky twist by substituting mezcal for bourbon. Combine Dos Hombres Mezcal with agave nectar, aromatic bitters, and an orange peel for a sophisticated and flavourful drink.
  • Spicy Margarita:  Elevate your margarita game with a touch of mezcal.  Combine Dos Hombres Mezcal with tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and a jalapeño slice for a spicy and refreshing margarita with a smoky depth.
  • Oaxacan Paloma:  Experience the true taste of Oaxaca by mixing Dos Hombres Mezcal with grapefruit soda, lime juice, and a pinch of sea salt. This vibrant cocktail is perfect for a summer evening.

Beyond the Breaking Bad Buzz: A Mezcal for Every Occasion

Dos Hombres Mezcal transcends its celebrity origins. It's a spirit crafted with passion and respect for tradition, offering a unique and flavourful experience for any mezcal enthusiast. Whether you're a seasoned mezcal drinker or just starting your exploration, Dos Hombres is an excellent introduction to the world of artisanal mezcal. So, raise a glass, embrace the smoke, and embark on your own Dos Hombres adventure.

Looking to purchase Dos Hombres Mezcal?

Look no further than The General Wine Co. We offer a wide selection of mezcals, including Dos Hombres, to satisfy your adventurous spirit. Visit our website or our store in Liphook to explore our collection and discover the perfect mezcal for you.


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