Posted August 23rd, 2017, 09:01 AM
Last edited by cap'n chunk; August 23rd, 2017 at 09:20 AM
Boy I'm kind of shocked at the mixed opinions on this, I appreciate them though the more I know the closer I get to a decision . I was aware of the issues with booze in mexico but figured if I bought anything out of a sealed bottle I should be safe?
I respect everyone's opinion. But there is a reason you get people saying a place "feels scary", without any people saying something bad actually happened to them there.
The whole "tainted booze" thing is way overblown. It was recently in the news because it was one small group of criminals running the scam around Cancun, where it mostly showed up at some of the all inclusive resorts. This is thousands of miles away from Ensenada until you hear about anything happening like that in Ensenada, Tijuana, or closer places I would not worry about it. Thousands of American tourists drink in Ensenada every week if it was a problem you would hear about it.
If you really want to be extra safe stick to ordering well known brands of foreign liquor (Bacardi, jack Daniels, etc...) and avoid Tequila. Reports of tainted alcohol in Cancun was all Tequila. Tequila is the most popular liquor, the markup is high and it is made in Mexico so the counterfeiters have access to used bottles or fake bottles to refill with their fake product. It would be much more difficult for them to get something like fake jack Daniels bottles, and it would be harder for them to sell.