How would you describe Dos Hombres’ mezcal?
AP: It’s a smoky spirit that ups anyone’s game when mixing cocktails. I prefer it on a large ice cube, myself, but love getting creative with cocktails. It’s slightly smoky but not overbearing in the slightest. It’s incredibly smooth with a subtle bite at the end.
BC: If you like spirits, you’ll like Dos Hombres. Whether you’re someone that drinks a spirit neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail, Dos Hombres is something that’s a little different, unique and something we simply love to drink over other spirits. Our mezcalero [a person who produces mezcal], Gregorio, uses the old-world method in making Dos Hombres. No modern technology can be used in the process, and it’s still granted the label “artesanal”. We’re very proud of that.
What is unique about Dos Hombres’ take on the traditional Mexican tipple?
AP: We love all things mezcal: we love the process and the community behind this beautiful spirit. What sets Dos Hombres apart is the smoothness of the mezcal. Lots of mezcals on the market are simply too harsh. We wanted to create a mezcal that everyone would love, even if they are new to the space. It’s inviting but has a slight smoke – that’s something people love about the spirit.
BC: From day one, we knew if it wasn’t perfect, we wouldn’t pursue it. Aaron and I have different palates when it comes to spirits. The secret that makes Dos Hombres truly special is the versatility and uniqueness in terms of being a spirit that’s neutral. It’s not overly smoky, it’s not too high or too low in ABV [alcohol by volume], it can be had neat, on the rocks and doesn’t get lost in a cocktail.