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Cristian Jesús Medina Dzul, 26, Head of Whisky Operations, introduces wood chips of toasted oak and native woods to the terracotta vessels with GRAN MAIZAL whisky at the Vibora distillery in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico on Thursday, December 07, 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