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Operator Rayan Poot Amaya, 20 (R), and Supervisor Kassandra Hisamar Dominguez Reyna, 29 (L), collaborate in the cooking of mash bill 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