I love Mezcal for the smoke and smoothness. Smokey campfire and leather are the predominant flavors here. I've not been able to find a Mezcal with more smoke than Ilegal. It's the go to if that's what you look for.
Ilegal Mezcal Reposado
Mezcal /40% ABV / Mexico
- Tasting Notes
- Pear, Vanilla
Aged for 4 months in ex-bourbon barrels. Sweet agave, light smoke. Toffee, vanilla, and hints of butterscotch and caramelized pear on the palate. Velvety throughout. 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".View all products by IlegalCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
SeanVerified BuyerVerified Buyer KaylanVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Delicious! Beautifully aged. Agave notes still come through. Also makes a great old fashioned.
Amazing light notes that is not overpowering. It’s delicious by itself or in cocktails. My favorite is a Paloma
A great bottle smooth and tasty