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Dos Hombres Tobala

Dos Hombres Tobala is made with maguey Tobala plants carefully grown for almost 25 years. They are grown amongst Copal trees which impregnate and perfume the soil.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Dos Hombres Mezcal
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Mezcalero:Gregorio Velasco Luis
Maguey:Tobala
Agave:Potatorum
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Luis del Rio
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 25 years
Batch size: 400 bottles (Batch DH-T02)
Release year: 2020
Website: https://www.doshombres.com/, opens in new window
Ownership:Constellation Brands

About this mezcal

Dos Hombres Tobala is made with maguey Tobala (Agave Potatorum) in San Luis del Rio, Oaxaca. The agave used in this mezcal are cooked in underground pit ovens, milled by horse-drawn tahona, fermented for 7-10 days with mountain spring water, and double distilled in copper stills. According to their website, the Tobala plants used in this batch were carefully grown for almost 25 years. This mezcal’s terroir comes from the Copal trees in the region which impregnate and perfume the soil where Tobala agaves are grown. Copal is a sacred tree which resin is used by people of the village to purify and bless the environment. This mezcal has notes of plums, chocolate and local lily flowers.

Dos Hombres Mezcal

Dos Hombres Mezcal was founded by Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, who starred in the hit TV show Breaking Bad as Jesse Pinkman and Walter White. The brand was officially launched in July 2019 with an Espadin. In December 2020, a limited-release Tobala was unveiled for over $300 per bottle.

In June 2021, it was announced that Constellation Brands purchased a minority stake in Dos Hombres.

Learn more:

  • Watch Aaron and Brian talk about mezcalero Gregorio and “wanting [his family] to be part owners” in a Total Wine virtual tasting in July 2020.

7 reviews

3.57 out of 5

COak

COak

194 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Batch DH-T02 bottle 113/400. Nose is piney with sweet notes. It’s soft with apple notes, fruity. Nothing wrong with this but should cost a 1/3 of the price. Can’t recommend spending your $ on this. If you want to try Gregorio’s juice look for his Pierde Almas bottles.

Jonny

Jonny

591 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Batch DH-T02. This is a good mezcal from a solid producer. While I’m not wow’d by this, it’s a solid sipper and something that I’d find enjoyable on a regular basis if it were in the $75-$100 range. Unfortunately, at $350ish you’re paying for the branding and not the quality of the product.

Aromas of cantaloupe, melon, and freshly ground black pepper. The palate is full of dried herbs: rosemary, sage, and oregano. More fruity notes of plums and dried mango. There’s also this lavender element, but not fresh lavender. It’s like a lavender dryer sheet. The finish is sweet with a note of raw honey.

If this were $75-$100 I’d say it would be a 4 star review from me. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, hence the lower review. I’d be disappointed if I paid $350 for this.

Batch DH-T02. This is a good mezcal from a solid producer. While I’m not wow’d by this, it’s a solid sipper and something that I’d find enjoyable on a regular basis if it were in the $75-$100 range. Unfortunately, at $350ish you’re paying for the branding and not the quality of the product.
Aromas of cantaloupe, melon, and freshly ground black pepper. The palate is full of dried herbs: rosemary, sage, and oregano. More fruity notes of plums and dried mango. There

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TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

167 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Nose: This smells soft and sweet but there’s certainly character underneath, some blue fruits leaning slightly candied I’m not sure I’ll be able to perfectly pin down (plums). A mild lactic character, like a mint yogurt. Sweet soil, gentle and pleasant smoke that ties in with some floral dryer sheet notes. Plums, lavender, a little vanilla side of tobala, I’d mostly say – that’s a solid camp in my head. A little hot for 45%.

Palate: Better texture than expected – for the proof, which still is atypically low for this producer. White pepper / lanolin weird thin acrid notes are coming through, which somehow mix okay with the plum fruit and mild green tinges. Like lavender dryer sheets, but not the super nice ones… just a touch weird and powdery. The finish is floral, sweet, more of this weird powdery thing. Powdered sugar I suppose can be thrown in as a note, though I’m not wildly pro or anti. Vague sweetness lingers.

Thoughts: A capable producer, in a generally speaking safe profile. The price is the main concern, by leagues. I’d buy this at $50-60 without the box (keeping the bottle).

Conclusion and “t8ke” scale rating: 5/10, other batches might hit a 6. Hard pass for so many reasons, but not insulting to consumers unlike the Casamigos I drank it next to.

Nose: This smells soft and sweet but there’s certainly character underneath, some blue fruits leaning slightly candied I’m not sure I’ll be able to perfectly pin down (plums). A mild lactic character, like a mint yogurt. Sweet soil, gentle and pleasant smoke that ties in with some floral dryer sheet notes. Plums, lavender, a little vanilla side of tobala, I’d mostly say – that’s a solid camp in my head. A little hot for 45%.
Palate: Better texture than expected – for the proof, whi

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Tyler

Tyler

578 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Bottle 113/400, batch DH-T02. Initial aromas were a bit peppery like a Tepeztate. On the palate, notes of cooked agave syrup, milk chocolate, a bit of dried apricot, and a hint of rosemary. It’s not bad but also not impressive. This would have more complex flavors if the final ABV wasn’t dictated by the brand.

As a comparison, I sipped this next to Mezcalero Special #3 ($135, 48.5% ABV) and Banhez Tobala ($112, 47% ABV, Luis Pacheco 12/18). Dos Hombres Tobala is usually around $350/bottle and is 45% ABV. There have been some misses in the Banhez line but that particular Tobala is far superior than Dos Hombres at less than a third of the cost.

Dos Hombres really nailed this release by taking a page from the tequila marketing handbook. A “smooth” product in fancy bottle (and unnecessary box). Old American dudes can impress their rich friends with this bottle like they do with Don Julio 1942 and Clase Azul. It is obvious that some of the 5-star reviewers here have connections to the Dos Hombres brand.

I regret buying this… however, I’d be more than happy to buy a non-diluted Tobala directly from mezcalero Gregorio Velasco Luis for the same premium price.

Bottle 113/400, batch DH-T02. Initial aromas were a bit peppery like a Tepeztate. On the palate, notes of cooked agave syrup, milk chocolate, a bit of dried apricot, and a hint of rosemary. It’s not bad but also not impressive. This would have more complex flavors if the final ABV wasn’t dictated by the brand.
As a comparison, I sipped this next to Mezcalero Special #3 ($135, 48.5% ABV) and Banhez Tobala ($112, 47% ABV, Luis Pacheco 12/18). Dos Hombres Tobala is usually around $350/b

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Tuco_Salamanca

Tuco_Salamanca

2 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Bought this as a gift for several friends’ 50th birthdays…..so delicious. A really fine Mezcal. Presentation in the box with a card “signed” by Aaron and Bryan is another nice touch.

TheMezcalSpectrum

TheMezcalSpectrum

4 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Seek. This. Out.

One of the better Mezcals I’ve had in recent memory. Terrior is on point and you can tell the craft that goes into making this is strong. Can’t wait for my next glass.

gcat911

gcat911

3 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

I love the espadin Dos Hombres, but this one is next level. Great mouthfeel. The pine is not overwhelming. I had mine with a cheese plate – pro tip – blue cheese & honey.

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