New Year, New Spirit: George Clooney’s Casamigos Mezcal, The Drink With History
Popping the cork on bubbly will always be welcomed at the midnight count down at a New Year’s Eve party but if you want to keep the party in high—and diverse—spirits, you might want to add a Latin touch to your bar cart.
Mezcal is the popular liquor currently served in some of the trendy and hip restaurants in Mexico City. Even elite establishments like Pujol, a Mexico City eatery, which has the distinction of being on several Best-Restaurants-in-the-World lists, has rediscovered this local rustic spirit. Mezcal is considered the cousin of tequila, since both spirits are made from the Agave plant.
So it’s no surprise Casamigos, the boutique tequila brand, co-founded by George Clooney and his best buddy, nightlife entrepreneur Rande Gerber, has expanded their liquor line-up to include mezcal. Staying true to the artisanal approach they used with making their tequila, the duo are producing their Casamigos Mezcal with a family of traditional mezcal makers in the Oaxaca region of Mexico.
Casamigos Mezcal comes in a dark bottle which looks dusted in white chalk, which gives it an old world mystique.