Ilegal Mezcal Reposado
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  • fruit
  • smoky
  • spicy
  • clove
  • butterscotch
  • vanilla
  • agave
  • sweet
  • smooth

Ilegal Mezcal

Reposado (0.5l, 40%)

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The so-flavorful-it-should-be-Illegal one

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 Reposado is aged for a tender four months in 200-liter medium charred ex-Bourbon casks, which is just long enough to capture hints of the cask while maintaining that true agave heart. The stunning flavor combination includes clove, butterscotch, hints of vanilla, and most importantly – sweet agave as Ilegal Mezcal prides itself on cherishing the agave above all else – as they should. The tangy flavors of the barrels also come through and intertwine to create a complex liquid. To sum up, this incredibly smooth Mezcal is perfect for sipping slowly on its own or creating a mind-blowing agave-forward cocktail. The choice is yours.

California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fruity, smoky, and spicy

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Clove, butterscotch, hints of vanilla, sweet agave

Finish
Smooth, smoky, and sweet

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  • fruit
  • smoky
  • spicy
  • clove
  • butterscotch
  • vanilla
  • agave
  • sweet
  • smooth
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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.
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