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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.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Maple, clove, bitter orange
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dark chocolate and sweet agave
Long and slightly smoky
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Ilegal Mezcal Añejo and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.