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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

As The On-Premise Recovers, Mezcal Resumes Upward Trajectory

After a 50% surge three years ago, export volumes of mezcal to the U.S. advanced by just 12.5% in 2020, as growth slowed significantly due to the pandemic’s crippling effect on the on-premise sector—where Mezcal had derived much of its previous momentum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 11, 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

Mezcal: Smoky Spirit Finds A Growing Audience

While the entire mezcal category is still smaller than many individual Tequila brands, mezcal is emerging as a dynamic growth area. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 10, 2020

As Mezcal Grows, Marketers Battle Supply Issues

With mezcal on a steep growth curve, a number of producers are concerned with potential hiccups in supply and pricing, and many are taking control of their own agave supplies. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 12, 2019

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