Dos Hombres Mezcal Price, Sizes & Buying Guide

Dos Hombres Mezcal, Dos (two), and Hombres (men) co-founded by the well-known co-stars of the crime drama television series Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, and Aaron Paul.

Since their venture started Dos Hombres Mezcal has been honored across the globe as an award-winning drink.

Only the most superb Agave Angustifolia, more commonly known as Espadín agave are hand-picked from the hillsides nestled in a small village of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Oaxaca is not just known for its Mezcal, but also for its magnificent archaeological landmark Monte Albán which used to be a functioning city.

What is the history of Dos Hombres Mezcal?

history of dos hombres mezcal

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston were not just co-stars in a television series, they also started to build a lifelong friendship that evolved into the exquisiteness of Dos Hombres Mezcal, an Oaxacan mezcal.

“Two guys on a quest” is what Cranston and Paul would describe themselves.

Their journey spanned over 3 years with the voyage dedicated to finding the “Best mezcal they have ever tasted”.

They found the recipe they were searching for; it came from the hands of Gregorio Velasco a third generational Mezcal Maestro whose lineage backs to multiple generations of making mezcal.

Mezcal’s considered of artisan origin and made from over thirty different agave species in regions of Mexico, it is a contrast to tequila made from blue agave. As Aaron Paul refers to mezcal “It feels like the more, established, mature older relative of tequila.”

The origins of mezcal date back to the 16th century. There are three different mezcal varieties standard mezcal, mezcal artesanal and mezcal ancestral.

The mezcal standard is seen as the industrial method which adheres to the bare minimum requirements to make certified mezcal. The standard method does not really produce authentic mezcal, but its convenience lies in its industrial-scale production of it.

Dos Hombres Mezcal is a mezcal artesanal which means they adhere to the more traditional way. A Method that prohibits the newer tools and techniques applied to standard mezcal.

Mezcal ancestral follows the strictest rules and will reflect in pricing. There should not be much of a difference though between a superior quality artisanal mezcal and a regular ancestral mezcal.

Dos Hombres Mezcal Espadín is a 6-year-old Espadín agave that engages the palate with scents and flavors of smooth smoke, wood, apple, mango, and a local fruit known as “zapote” a soft edible fruit.

Dos Hombres Tobala is a limited edition currently available made from a 25-year-old Tobala agave that has striking bold notes.

The bold notes derive from the copal trees in the region which impregnate and perfumes the soil where the Tobala agave grows.

The people use copal to purify and bless the environment making copal sacred to them. The aromas of roasted chocolate, hints of lilies, and the hidden freshness with a subtle sweetness of fruit scents arise. Flavors of wood and smooth smoke entice another sip.

Prices, Variations & Sizes

variations of dos hombres mezcal

There are two variations available for Dos Hombre Mezcal, both with the same kick as a mule in alcohol volume.

Item Average Price Alcohol content Average Price
Espadín Mezcal Joven 750ml alcohol vol. 42% $65
Mezcal Artesanal Tobala Joven 750ml alcohol vol. 45% $349

Their distinctive limited edition Tobala Mezcal is a Tobala (Agave potatorum) grown and nurtured for 25 years before harvesting. The process of harvesting and making Dos Hombres Mezcal is a near exact art form.

There are five essential steps that need to go into making Dos Hombres Mezcal.

Harvesting and cooking

The leaves of the agave plant are cut off in the fields and the plant’s piña is dug up chopped into quarters and moved to earthen cooking pits.

They are covered with hot stones and soil, and after four days of baking in the earthen pits, the agave’s natural sugars are brought out.

Milling

The sweet fruit is then transported to an above-ground pit where a donkey traditional to the artisanal variation pulls a stone wheel that breaks down the cooked agave into a mash.

Fermentation

Once the milling process is completed, the mash is placed into tubs with spring water to ferment for 7-10 days. The mash then becomes a “tepache”.

Distillation

The tepache is loaded in copper stills heated to an exact temperature and checked carefully over the next 2 days in a basin resulting in a smooth Mezcal.

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Recipes

There are a variety of recipes for every occasion to tantalize your taste buds, why only choose one?

Smoky Tiki

Ingredients

  • 1.5oz Dos Hombres
  • 1/2oz Aperol
  • 1/2oz Ginger Juice
  • 3/4oz Lime Juice
  • 3/4oz Pineapple juice

Take it easy

Ingredients

  • 1.5oz Dos Hombres
  • 1/2oz Agave
  • 1oz Watermelon juice
  • 3/4oz Lime juice
  • 4-5 Basil Leaves

Aqua Fresca

aqua fresca

Ingredients

  • 1.5oz Dos Hombres
  • 1/2oz simple syrup
  • 1oz Pineapple Juice
  • 3/4oz Celery juice
  • 3/4oz Lime Juice

Es Berry Berry good

Ingredients

  • 1.5oz Dos Hombres
  • 1/2oz Blackberry Purée
  • 1/2oz Lime Juice
  • 1/4oz Velvet Falernum
  • 3/4oz Pineapple Juice

Division Bell

division bell

Ingredients

  • 1.5oz Dos Hombres
  • 1/2oz St. Germaine
  • 1/4oz Agave Nectar
  • 3/4oz Lime Juice
  • 3/4oz Royal Combier
  • 4 Slices Bell Pepper

Summer Nights

Ingredients

  • 1.5oz Dos Hombres Mezcal
  • 1/2oz Apricot Liquor
  • 1/2oz Maraschino (Cherry Liquor)
  • 3/4oz Aperol
  • 3/4oz Lime Juice

People also ask

How do you consume Mezcal?

The small cups (copitas) are the traditional way of drinking mezcal. The most important aspect of the copitas is the wide opening, either made from clay, ceramic, or glass.

How to choose a mezcal glass?

If you want to fully enjoy the complex flavors and aromas of your choice of mezcal, better opt for a copita or jicara, the more traditional way of drinking the classical mezcal.

Is tequila a Mezcal?

Agave spirits are vast, tequila is like Mezcal the same way Cognac is a type of brandy.

What are the mezcal states in Mexico?

The Mexican states allowed to call their agave spirits mezcal are Durango, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, and Zacatecas.