Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Tag Archive: Banhez

Leading Players See Ongoing Upside For Mezcal

While the surge in agave spirits in the U.S. has mostly been driven by Tequila—now the second-largest spirits category in value, after vodka—mezcal is also seeing impressive growth, albeit from a small base. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 14, 2023

Mezcal Continues Its Move Into The Mainstream

While Tequila remains one of the fastest-growing categories in the entire beverage alcohol industry, agave supply issues have affected some producers, and high inflation has curbed demand somewhat. But the much smaller Mezcal segment continues to grow at double-digit rates, according to Impact Databank, as the on-premise sector’s recovery continues. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 12, 2022

Mezcal Returns To Strong Growth After 2020 Slowdown

With much of its previous growth coming from the on-premise, mezcal slowed significantly during the pandemic, as lockdowns shuttered bars and restaurants across the country for much of last year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 29, 2021

U.S. Surpasses Mexico To Become Top Market For Mezcal

Mezcal continued its steep growth curve last year as global shipments of the agave-based spirit rose 26% to 827,000 9-liter cases, according to the Consejo Regulador del Mezcal. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 11, 2020