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Oh God, we’re set for a tequila shortage because we’re all drinking too much

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Few things can get you through a rough patch quite like tequila.

Tequila is there to wake you up, warm you up and pick you up – whatever the weather.

But it looks like we might have to start doing without the medicinal Mexican tipple, because an agave shortage is threatening to halt worldwide tequila production.

And with Cinco de Mayo coming up in the not-so-distant future, that’s a disaster.

‘The growth has overtaken us,’ Francisco Soltero, director of strategic planning at Patrón Spirits International, tells Reuters.

‘It’s a crisis of success of the industry.’

We’re not just talking about a temporary glitch either; the mass shortage is estimated to last until at least 2021.

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