Ilegal Mezcal Joven

This unaged handcrafted artisanal mezcal offers a unique combination of flavors of green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe. Adored by both mezcal aficionados and those who are new to the world of mezcal.
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An unaged handcrafted artisanal mezcal, Ilegal Mezcal Joven is a uniquely flavorful mezcal. It begins with roasting the piñas in underground ovens in small batches, chopping them into smaller pieces and finally crushing them to a mash by a tahona, a stone mill drawn by a horse. The mash is then fermented by airborne yeasts – no yeast is added – before it is distilled in 250-liter copper pot stills. Ilegal Mezcal Joven greets with eucalyptus and mineral aromas on the nose while the palate brings an intriguing and complex balance of green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe. Expect a long, slightly smoky, and sweet finish. Bottled at 80 proof, Ilegal Mezcal Joven is a non-chill filtered expression that is adored by both mezcal aficionados and newcomers to the world of mezcal.

Desperate for a good agave-based spirit to stock at his bar (Café No Se) in Antigua, John Rexer began smuggling artisanal mezcal from Mexico to Guatemala using banditos, river rafts, bribes, disguises, and late night drop points. As word spread about Rexer's illegal mezcal, travelers and tourists, journalists and photographers and lawyers and businessmen began patronizing Rexer's bar and smuggling the mezcal from Guatemala back to the United States. Simply put, Ilegal Mezcal began as an illegal pursuit to stock Café No Se with some of the finest spirits being distilled in Mexico.

Today, the journey of Ilegal Mezcal begins in the agave fields of Tlacolula, Mexico. There, under the watchful eye of master distiller Eric Hernandez, expert mezcaleros harvest agave plants that are nearly a decade old and have reached their peak of maturity. After the agave have been harvested, the hearts of the agave, or piñas, are transported to Hernandez's distillery.

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Proof 80 (40% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Productores de Maguey y Mezcal Guieu-Hscue
Size 750mL
The nose greets with eucalyptus and mineral aromas while the palate brings an intriguing and complex balance of green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe. Expect a long, slightly smoky, and sweet finish.
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