Jacob Lund


Your Love of Mezcal May Drive It to Extinction

Over the past decade, no single category of spirit has shot up in stature quite like mezcal. A drink once unheard of in American markets, the Oaxacan spirit has quickly become a high-profile mainstay of any self-respecting bar or bottle shop. Some of those bottles comfortably command the affection afforded to rare bourbons and single malts, and their associated costs. But this surging popularity is also saddled with an unspoken premium, and one far steeper than any price tag can bear. Mezcal simply cannot sustain its current rate of rise—and we might just be drinking it into oblivion.

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