Ilegal Joven Mezcal
- Joven Mezcal
- Mexico, 700ml
This is a rich, smooth and well-structured Joven mezcal by Ilegal. On the nose, notes of sweet agave, eucalyptus and minerals, complimented a light floral note. On the palate, a fresh and complex taste with eucalyptus and mineral aromas that complement hints of green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe. Ideal for cocktails or perfect on its own.
- Distillery: Mezcal Ilegal - Destileria Tlacolula
- Type: Joven Mezcal
- Region: Oaxaca, Mexico
- Alcohol: 40%
- Volume: 700ml
- Other: 100% Espadín Agave
- Goes with: Neat or over ice, premium soda
Ilegal mezcal starts with 100% Espadín Agave grown in the fields of Tlacolula, Mexico and harvested at nearly 10 years of age. Their piñas are roasted for 5-7 days in an earthen pit lined with river stones then the cooked agaves are crushed using a horse-drawn tahona. After natural fermentation, it is distilled once in stainless-steel alembic stills and then again in copper alembic.
Buy this popular smooth Joven Mezcal by Ilegal from Oaxaca right here in our online liquor store. With its fabulous wax seal over the cork stopper makes it a great gift that will impress.
"Around 2004, Ilegal’s founder John Rexer began bringing mezcal down from Oaxaca to Antigua to supply his bar, Café No Sé. The mezcal became popular very quickly. At the time, he was bringing down unbranded mezcal from a variety of villages in Oaxaca that included: Tlacolula, San Lorenzo, Sola De Vega, Santa Catarina Minas, Hierve el Agua, Santiago Matatlan and a few others.
In 2006, John created the brand Ilegal, originally just to supply his bar in Guatemala. On the back of each bottle of Ilegal you will find it says “Originally produced for: Café No Sé, Mezcal Bar.”
Certified as Artisanal by the CRM, made in Oaxaca, agave forward, with a hint of smoke. Approachable and versatile. Rough-luxe. Can be served neat or in cocktails. We only use espadin agave because it is cultivated and sustainable.
- Simple Portfolio: Joven, Reposado & Añejo
- One of the few brands that has aged mezcals
- We pride ourselves on our aged mezcals as well as our Joven
THE GIST OF IT
Ilegal is the leading artisanal mezcal in the U.S. It is from Oaxaca, Mexico and made with sustainable espadin agave. It is smooth and approachable, and perfect for drinking neat or in cocktails. It’s an ultra-premium spirit. The flavour profile is a mouthful of sweet agave with a hint of smoke. It comes in Joven, Reposado, and Añejo. It’s called Ilegal because the owner used to smuggle it out of Mexico to Guatemala when he first started the brand. There are some pretty crazy stories."
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