Why tequila specifically you may ask ?
According to Reuters, there is a shortage of agave in Mexico, the plant that is the prominent ingredient for the liquor. The price of the plant has also gone up in the past few years, from 3.85 pesos a kilo to 22! And since it normally takes about 7-8 years for the plan to mature to use, only 17.7 million agaves were planted in 2011. You’d think that’dd would be enough right? Wrong. 42 million plants are needed to supply 140 tequila companies.
We’re only supposed to be in shortage until 2021, but don’t be surprised it you also see inflation in tequila prices due to the shortage either…
I guess…cheers to my gin & tonics….