Sometimes we, as humans, find something incredible and assume there is an equally incredible explanation. Ancient civilizations looked at the sun, the moon, and the stars and felt, intrinsically, that there must be a force outside of what we can see to explain it. Pre-Spanish Mexicans held the agave plant sacred, and the heart of it, especially. Legend has it that lightning struck an agave plant, cooking its heart until from inside burst the first mezcal.

Founded in 2013 by George Clooney and entrepreneurs Rande Garber and Mike Meldman, Casamigos Tequila sits near the apex of Mexico’s west coast. What started as a joint venture between three friends to make a spirit just for them has turned into a massive operation producing some of the finest Mexican sprits on the market, and their Mezcal is no exception.

Made from Oaxacan Espadin agave, Casamigos Mezcal is made with traditional processes and comes in handmade bottles with a black stone finish that calls to mind the black clay jars the drink was originally served from. Warm, inviting, and smooth, Casamigos have created a mezcal worthy of the myth it inspired.

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