The starts of hit TV series Breaking Bad have announced they are launching a Mezcal.

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are the latest celebrities to move into the world of agave spirits, following a raft of top names linked with tequila brands.

The two are launching Dos Hombres, which is described as being “a unique belnd of the finest Espadin agave, hand-selected from the hillsides of a small village in Oaxaca.”
On his Instagram page, Cranston said three years ago the pair got together to discuss life after Breaking Bad.  

The duo were sipping cocktails when “the younger one” 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 a gimmick, I mean real, artisanal Mezcal made by hand in Mexico.

“After that dinner we couldn’t get the idea out of our heads.”

The pair travelled to Oaxaca to see if they could find “something so 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.”

After a long search they found a tiny village (San Luis del Rio)  away from the town centre “and it was perfect”, he said.

The mezcal has been launched in California and New York, with a view to extend its reach throughout the US over the next few months, before exploring the possibility of exporting outside of the country.