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

Ilegal Mezcal

Joven (0.5l, 40%)
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An artisanal Mezcal that became a legend.

One of the leading artisanal mezcals in the world, Ilegal Mezcal is crafted in Oaxaca, Mexico from sustainably sourced espadín agave with artisanal methods and ‘sin prisa’, which means without rush or hurry. A small batch Spirit, each bottle of Ilegal is hand corked, labeled, and numbered. it is smooth, approachable and ultra premium. The brand's name refers to the trips the owner John Rexer used to make when he was smuggling mezcal from Mexico to Guatemala for his bar, Café No Sé. Today, Ilegal is very much legal and focuses on providing a smooth, approachable, and ultra-premium Mezcal to share on adventures and create great stories and truth wilder than fiction.

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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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.
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.
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.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
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.
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.
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.
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