What Tainted Booze?

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, August 06, 2017, 12:57 (414 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

Guerrero is taking steps to ensure that it's tourist locations do not have the same sort of "tainted / adulterated alcohol" problems that have been reported in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Nice to see the authorities are taking preemptive action to stop this trend coming to Zih. Still, it would be smart to be alert and try and stay on top of where your drinks are coming from. ....JB


If I may point out one FACT. It was never proven, nor is there even any evidence, that any of those so-called affected tourists ever consumed adulterated alcohol. It was simply the claim made by the family of the woman who was found dead in an All-Inclusive resort hotel's pool. Many folks like me who have observed tourist behaviour for numerous decades believe they simply drank too much. Something I've seen practically on a daily basis for over 45 years now.

So I respectfully disagree with your premise that there is a trend or that it ever even happened at all.

Most tainted bootleg booze in Mexico is sold in rural areas to poorly educated people, many who can't even read. Not in resort areas where there are professionals and educated folks who are likely to inspect labels and tax stamps. In a resort A-I hotel it is more likely that they might water down their booze or simply use cheaper brands than they would ever use bootleg brands. No F&B manager at any resort hotel would allow that. And to date I have seen no evidence to suggest that is what happened.

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