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Ilegal Mezcal Joven*Packaging may vary

Ilegal Mezcal Joven

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Mezcal /40% ABV / Mexico

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Tasting Notes

Product Description

Full bodied agave flavor. Eucalyptus and mineral aromas compliment hints of green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe. Hint of smoke. Ilegal began back in 2003ish, very informally & almost by mistake. Ilegal’s founder, John Rexer, was transporting mezcal "creatively" from Oaxaca to supply his bar, Café no Sé in Antigua Guatemala. The first mezcal bar outside of Mexico. In 2006, the brand, Ilegal, was created, originally to continue to supply the bar in Guatemala. As tribute to this origin, the back of each bottle of Ilegal reads, “Originally produced for: Café No Sé Mezcal Bar".

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Community Reviews

4.8(18 Reviews)
  • tammy
    Verified Buyer
    Jan 12 2022
    Verified Buyer

    Tried it for the first time, it will not be the last

  • Destiny
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    Jan 2 2022
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    The perfect mezcal! Not overly smoky.

  • Ernest s.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 25 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Where is it?

  • Kaylan
    Verified Buyer
    Oct 28 2021
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    My favorite!

  • RyanSep 9 2021

    Very low quality mezcal. Sadly the best Mezcal stays in Oaxaca. The only thing that is exported is what has been burned.

  • Erica
    Verified Buyer
    Jun 23 2021
    Verified Buyer

    THE best sipping mezcal on the market. Smooth with a bit of a grassy bite at the end, leaving the tell-tale smokiness behind. So good!

  • Sandra
    Verified Buyer
    May 1 2021
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    Quality! But if you’re not 100% in love with smokey flavors, I’d skip.

  • GeorgeApr 14 2021

    Great sipper or cocktail

  • Sonia
    Verified Buyer
    Mar 15 2021
    Verified Buyer

    A young delicious Mezcal. Tastes great straight, on the rocks and with bitters. Would definitely recommend

  • Henry
    Verified Buyer
    May 31 2020
    Verified Buyer

    No entendía lo que era Mezcal hasta que descubrí Ilegal. Tiene un aftertaste ahumado, producto del proceso artesanal que implica su creación. Eso lo hace único. Lo seguiré recomendando.