New tequila and mezcal regulations upset local producers

The heart of the agave plant (Photo omarsan via Flickr)

For under 200 pesos ($10), visitors to the picturesque Mexican town of Tequila can purchase a fitting souvenir from the hawker stalls lining the roads: a three-litre wooden barrel labelled as tequila. Yet the drink inside is not Mexico’s national spirit, but an illicit concoction of distilled sugar cane and hangover-inducing additives.

Read the complete article at the Financial Times.

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