South-of-the-Border Spirits

South-of-the-Border Spirits

January 21, 2020 by Kathryn Romeyn

The idea of musicians dipping into booze is far from a new concept—neither drinking it, nor making it. After all, iconic rocker Jon Bon Jovi launched Hampton Water rosé, and eight-time Grammy-winning metal band Metallica has its own whiskey, Blackened, aged in ex-brandy barrels as their bass-heavy tracks are blasted through special speakers that allow sound waves to push more flavor into the liquor. Far out, right?

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There’s nothing quite as wild going on in the making of Villa One (villaonetequila.com), the new tequila range by pop music icon Nick Jonas and celeb-loved rock-n'-roll-inspired fashion designer John Varvatos, but it’s nothing short of premium. The impetus? A shared trip to Mexico. Three expressions brought to market with Stoli Group—silver, reposado and añejo—are blended from sustainably sourced 100% blue weber agave from both highland and lowland regions of Tequila, in Jalisco, Mexico. The pair also designed the fine jewelry-esque metalwork around the neck of the bottles.

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Meanwhile, another set of pals, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, missed their Breaking Bad days so much they reteamed to create Dos Hombres (doshombres.com), a mezcal that’s as smooth as it is smoky thanks to handselected Espadin agave from the Oaxacan hillsides, and a production process of working with a maestro whose family has been harvesting it for many, many generations. “We wanted to be creative together but realized that being on camera again wasn’t possible for a while, so we put our energy toward discovering the perfect mezcal,” says Paul. As they say south of the border, salud!

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South-of-the-Border Spirits

January 21, 2020 by Kathryn Romeyn

The idea of musicians dipping into booze is far from a new concept—neither drinking it, nor making it. After all, iconic rocker Jon Bon Jovi launched Hampton Water rosé, and eight-time Grammy-winning metal band Metallica has its own whiskey, Blackened, aged in ex-brandy barrels as their bass-heavy tracks are blasted through special speakers that allow sound waves to push more flavor into the liquor. Far out, right?

20190716_Villa_One_Group_Beach_2_0334_03_100dpi_GRACoL.jpg

There’s nothing quite as wild going on in the making of Villa One (villaonetequila.com), the new tequila range by pop music icon Nick Jonas and celeb-loved rock-n'-roll-inspired fashion designer John Varvatos, but it’s nothing short of premium. The impetus? A shared trip to Mexico. Three expressions brought to market with Stoli Group—silver, reposado and añejo—are blended from sustainably sourced 100% blue weber agave from both highland and lowland regions of Tequila, in Jalisco, Mexico. The pair also designed the fine jewelry-esque metalwork around the neck of the bottles.

082319_VILLA_ONE_Anejo_GRACol_300DPI.jpg

Meanwhile, another set of pals, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, missed their Breaking Bad days so much they reteamed to create Dos Hombres (doshombres.com), a mezcal that’s as smooth as it is smoky thanks to handselected Espadin agave from the Oaxacan hillsides, and a production process of working with a maestro whose family has been harvesting it for many, many generations. “We wanted to be creative together but realized that being on camera again wasn’t possible for a while, so we put our energy toward discovering the perfect mezcal,” says Paul. As they say south of the border, salud!

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