smoky
agave
roasted
sweet
bitter
maple
clove
grassy
cocoa
Spiral Ilegal Mezcal Añejo
Ilegal Mezcal
Añejo
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Light Bronze

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Maple, clove, bitter orange, and wet grass

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet agave, cocoa, rye toast, and earth

Finish
Medium length with a gentle red-pepper nip
Price:
$109.99
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 — mostly — 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 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 American oak (likely ex-Bourbon casks) and French oak cask. The combination works really well, bringing a deeper flavor profile than you get in some lesser Mezcals. 
  • Style
    Mezcal
  • Region
    Oaxaca
  • Country
    Mexico
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Destileria Tlacolula
  • Bottler
    Destileria Tlacolula

Ilegal Mezcal

Añejo

(0.75l, 40%)


8.5/10
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