Dear Curious Readers,
As promised some weeks ago, after the post on Destille Berlin, I am getting back on the topic of sustainability with a focus on sustainability in the world of the agave based spirits. What should you care? Because if there is no more agave, you can forget about drinking Tequila. And do you really want this being a thing of the past?
First thing first: I’m not meaning at being exhaustive, just at pointing out elements often overlooked.
What is the problem with the agave?
What are the solutions?
What are the other problems around sustainability in the agave based spirits
This article describes good practices and initiatives (https://www.liquor.com/articles/mezcal-sustainability/#gs.4z77xr).
And this other one shows how planting agave outside of Mexico may help saving the agave (https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/pgxxzk/california-grown-agave-is-making-tequila-sustainable).
As said above, this is not an exhaustive article. It is obviously a bias article as Spiritsfully can only agree with sustainable spirits production. Spirits are not useful like water or fruits are, so they have to at least be exemplary. Do your own research. Be aware of the circumstances of the production of your drinks. Ask for transparency.
As a consumer you can act. The industry will only follow. Just do it now and loud, before it is getting too late. Just saying….