Ilegal Mezcal Joven
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  • mineral
  • green apple
  • citrus
  • fresh
  • chili
  • smoky
  • sweet
  • agave

Ilegal Mezcal

Joven (0.75l, 40%)
Price $37.99

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Ilegal yougling.

Ilegal Mezcal has an extraordinary origin story. John Rexer, the company’s owner, would smuggle bottles of Mezcal from Oaxaca to Guatemala to stock his bar Café No Sé. The drink quickly gained popularity and Rexer was able to find a permanent supply chain, albeit an illegal supply chain. From this, Ilegal Mezcal was born. It has since thrived and become somewhat of an artisanal legend. The brand prides itself on not embracing the industrial revolution of drinks production, and rather focuses on the fact that it's handcrafted and authentic.

Ilegal Mezcal Joven begins with roasting the piñas in underground ovens in small batches. After chopping them and crushing them with a stone mille – tahona – drawn by a horse, the mash is fermented by airborne yeast. This means no extra yeast is added. Ilegal Mezcal Joven is double distilled in 250-liter copper stills and not aged. A handcrafted artisanal Mezcal with a great smoking bod that brings an intriguing balance of green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe. It's drams like this that make us die-hard Mezcal fans.

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Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Eucalyptus and mineral aromas

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex and balanced with green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe.

Finish
Long, slightly smoky, and sweet

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  • mineral
  • green apple
  • citrus
  • fresh
  • chili
  • smoky
  • sweet
  • agave
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Character Dogson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Character Dogson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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