Guillermo del Toro Talks Tequila and Previews 'The Shape of Water'
At an L.A. event, the director introduces a limited-edition Patron blend — in packaging he designed — and offers new insights on his romantic horror film, due out in December.
The first time Guillermo del Toro ever got drunk was in his home state of Jalisco, Mexico, where they grow blue agave, the prime ingredient in tequila. “I was with the night watch on a piece of land my parents had,” he told The Hollywood Reporter at the launch of his latest release, the limited-edition tequila blend Patron x Guillermo del Toro. “They said, ‘This middle-class blondie boy, come and have a little one!’ I had one and another one, and all I remember is the next day I said, 'My dad’s going to beat me!'”