methtequila

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…