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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.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Eucalyptus and mineral aromas
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Complex and balanced with green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe.
Long, slightly smoky, and sweet
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Ilegal Mezcal Joven 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.