Mezcal Is The Fastest-Growing Liquor In The US. Why Aren’t Mexican Producers Cashing In?
Published: November 18, 2022
Making mezcal is really hard work. Mexican producers harvest agave by hand and cook it in giant, earthen ovens. Then they crush it using a 1,000-pound, horse-drawn stone and distill it in copper pots. Despite all this effort, Mexican producers aren’t making the big bucks, even though demand for the spirit is booming.