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Operators Deisy Ramirez Ramirez, 31 (L) and Dariana Yanet Baas Balam, 22 (R) are applying corn husk and paper labels on the bottles of GRAN MAIZAL Whisky at the Vibora distillery in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico on Thursday, December 07, 2023. The bottles of GRAN MAIZAL Whisky are decorated with natural terracotta and corn husks, are then carefully filled at La Vibora distillery. 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