Ilegal Añejo Mezcal

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Ilegal Añejo Mezcal

70cl | 40% ABV | Mexico

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Aged for 13 months in a blend of American and French oak, Ilegal Añejo Mezcal is widely recognised for its quality. Maple on the nose with sweet agave notes to taste - it's so smooth!

Ilegal Mezcal uses 100% Espadin agave that is roasted in earthen pits using mesquite and eucalyptus wood. The cooked agave is then finely crushed and fermented in oak vats before being double distilled in small copper stills. 

Key Flavours

Fresh Fruit

About this product

Ilegal Añejo Mezcal has maple, clove, and bitter orange aromas that give a rounded and rich sensation. Dark chocolate and sweet agave emerge alongside the smoke on the palate. Perfect for a summer evening.

Ilegal Mezcal was founded in 2006 by John Rexer, who began by smuggling this product into his Bar, Cafe No Se, in Antigua, Guatemala. The brand is now part owned by Bacardi, with production headed up by Alvaro and Armando Hernandez

Ilegal Añejo Mezcal is created in Oaxaca, Mexico. Originally the founder brought down unbranded mezcal from a variety of villages in Oaxaca that included: Tlacolula, San Lorenzo, Sola De Vega, Santa Catarina Minas and a few others.

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