Mexico may be on course for the region’s most brutal coronavirus recession but there has been one unexpected beneficiary of the crisis: tequila.

The hipster spirit, which can only be made in Mexico from a single variety of the native agave plant, has become a top US lockdown tipple. US sales leapt 60%  in the four weeks to April 25 vs the same period in 2019, beating all other spirits, even though their sales also jumped, according to market research company Nielsen.

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