Counterfeit Tequila

by OlsenMN, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 08:57 (10 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

Folks beware. There is money to be made in phoney tequila. The attached articles indicate it is happening on a fairly large scale. They also point out that there are health consequences. Do what you can to make sure you know what you are getting.

Fake tequila is not necessarily tainted alcohol but an alcoholic beverage like tequila but not made in the appellation " Under Mexican law, in order for a spirit to be labeled as tequila it can only be produced in specific regions of Mexico using only one type of agave, Agave Tequilana Weber Blue Variety Mayahuel, commonly known as the Blue Agave. Originally, the legal growing region was in the state of Jalisco, but over the years the government has extended that to include some counties in the states of Michoacán, Guanajuato, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.

These areas encompassing 180 municipalities in the five states are the only areas in the world that can produce tequila.'

That being said, do not expect happy hour margaritas to have real tequila.

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