Illegal Joven Mezcal
£49.45

Illegal Joven Mezcal

70cl | 40% ABV | Mexico

Created with 100% Espadin agave harvested by hand and machete - Ilegal Joven Mezcal offers a full-bodied agave flavour, lingering heat and hints of smoke.

Made in traditional way, the agave is roasted in earthen pits lined with river stones for a week, before being crushed by a horse drawn tahona. Fermentation occurs in pine vats before distillation in copper stills.

Key Flavours

Citrus
Fresh Fruit

About this product

Eucalyptus and mineral aromas compliment hints of green apple and fresh citrus before a spiced finish. This mezcal is delicious served on ice or as a component in a cocktail such as a twist on the classic Negroni.

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 Anejo 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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