Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul pulled a fast one on all of us.
The images that the “Breaking Bad” co-stars shared on social media the last few weeks that made the internet (and us) think that a “Breaking Bad” movie was imminent were a big diversion. Instead, the two actors have teamed up to craft an artisanal Mezcal, and those images reuniting the two were just a promotional launch of their new liquor brand: Dos Hombres.
It’s an incredible prank. That we believed the tease was about the actual “Breaking Bad” movie — you know, the one that reportedly follows Jesse Pinkman after the events of the AMC show and is being written and directed by Vince Gilligan — makes us embarrassed to have fallen for it.
But Dos Hombres, Cranston and Paul’s new liquor brand, does actually exist and doesn’t immediately appear to be part of some elaborate marketing scheme for the “Breaking Bad” movie (though it would make a great front for transporting meth). In fact, a bottle of the Espadin Mezcal is available now and retails for $58.
“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,” Cranston and Paul said in a post shared to Cranston’s Instagram. “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.”
We’re sure the Mezcal is delicious, but we feel we’ve been had. We feel as if we’re now pathetically scraping a pizza off the roof of our house or are hopelessly chasing a fly around a warehouse as we await more news on a “Breaking Bad” movie. In the meantime, we’ll have to settle for a stiff drink.
Check out Cranston’s Instagram post below:
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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 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