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The so-flavorful-it-should-be-Illegal one.
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 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.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fruity, smoky, and spicy
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Clove, butterscotch, hints of vanilla, sweet agave
Smooth, smoky, and sweet
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Ilegal Mezcal Reposado 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.