Ilegal Mezcal Añejo
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  • maple
  • clove
  • orange
  • bitter
  • dark chocolate
  • agave
  • sweet
  • smoky

Ilegal Mezcal

Añejo (0.75l, 40%)
Price $92.99

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Great Mezcal isn’t illegal anymore… it’s Ilegal.

It seems most of the great Whiskey distillers of today started off as illegal stills in the Highlands of Scotland or the backwoods of Kentucky. So it shouldn’t surprise us that Ilegal Mezcal started in much the same way. Back in 2004, John Rexer had a bar in Guatemala and had trouble getting a supply of Mezcal. So he would ride the local bus for a thousand kilometers each way, back and forth to Oaxaca, Mexico, stuffing bottles in his luggage. Now he imports legally and has contract producers providing him, and us all, with a steady supply.

Ilegal Mezcal Añejo is made from espadín agave that has been roasted in underground ovens in small batches and lightly smoked. The smoke is just enough to bring a complexity and richer aroma to the Spirit. It is aged for thirteen months in a combination of medium-charred American oak, medium-charred French oak and ex-Bourbon casks. The combination works really well together, bringing a deeper flavor profile than you get in some lesser Mezcals with flavors of dark chocolate, sweet agave, and a long-like-a-Monday finish.

It's just out of this world. Period.

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Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Maple, clove, bitter orange

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dark chocolate and sweet agave

Finish
Long and slightly smoky

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  • maple
  • clove
  • orange
  • bitter
  • dark chocolate
  • agave
  • sweet
  • smoky
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Character Dogson
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
Distileria Tlacolula was the very first distillery registered under the Mezcal Regulatory Council and Mezcal bottled there will have the government registration number of NOM-O01X.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
Distileria Tlacolula was the very first distillery registered under the Mezcal Regulatory Council and Mezcal bottled there will have the government registration number of NOM-O01X.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
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