Mezcal’s long-term sustainability issues

Mezcal fans worry mania could devastate Mexico’s agave crop

“Here, in a shot glass, is the current quandary mezcal drinkers face in the United States. Never has the liquor — tequila’s smokier, rougher parent spirit — been more visible, plentiful or popular … That’s a great thing for a beverage that has long been misunderstood and underappreciated by Americans. Yet it’s also potentially troubling, because mezcal may have long-term sustainability issues.” — The New York Times, May 26, 2017…

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