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Cristian Jesús Medina Dzul, 26, Head of Whisky Operations (R) and Zulemy Guadalupe Estrella Canul, 25, Supervisor of Whisky Operations (L), collaborate in the precision cuts during the second distillation of GRAN MAIZAL whisky, monitoring aroma, flavor, temperature and alcohol content at the Vibora distillery in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico on Wednesday, December 06, 2023. GRAN MAIZAL is a Mexican whisky made with ancient varieties of corn from the Yucatán Peninsula, including the oldest recognized lineage in the scientific community: Nal T’eel, and rested with vanilla pods and cacao nibs. It was founded by Cesar Ayala and Gonzalo de la Pezuela in 2020. Photograph by Bénédicte Desrus