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Constellation Brands Continues to Build Higher-End Spirits Portfolio with Minority Investment in Leading Mezcal Producer, El Silencio
Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today it acquired a minority stake in the parent company of Mezcal El Silencio, a specially crafted, Los Angeles-based mezcal label and leader in the category. The investment was made through Constellation’s venture capital group that identifies and invests in premium emerging brands, reinforcing its strategy to stay ahead of evolving consumer trends. The collaboration allows El Silencio to invest in infrastructure and growth, while continuing to produce, market and sell its handcrafted artisanal mezcal products Ensamble and Espadín, as well as grow and maintain its own unique brand, creative and operations teams.
MES X SANCHEZ KANE
Intersecting all of the worlds of fashion, art and the gender-nonconforming space, Barbara Sanchez-Kane has been highly involved in these intersecting worlds. She recently staged a popup at Nicodim Gallery with Mezcal El Silencio, a company steeped in it’s own quest to embrace pre-Spanish heritage of distilling the ancient Oaxacan drink. This collaboration yields silver jewelry which celebrated "Macho Sentimental,” a statement which the designer used to encompass the post-gendered identity of her work. We took a moment with the designer to talk about her views on art, gender politics, and Mexico.