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Yet another problem for the mezcal business



As if all the other problems in the world of mezcal weren’t enough here’s word that drug cartels are smuggling liquid meth in bottles of tequila thus exposing cross-border shipments of tequila and, presumably, mezcal to greater scrutiny. For a long time, perhaps time immemorial, bringing in a few bottles of mezcal not found outside of Mexico let alone the little palenque of origin was normal practice. Most of those bottles aren’t labeled so I can’t imagine what border guards are going to do now that they suspect meth in every bottle. Consider yourself warned next time you drive a few bottles over…

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