Ilegal Mezcal Reposado

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Size750mL Proof80 (40% ABV)
Ilegal Mezcal Reposado is crafted from sustainable Espadin agave and aged for 4 months in 200-liter ex-bourbon casks. Adored for its balance of flavros of clove, butterscotch, and hints of vanilla, this is an authentic, artisanal mezcal.

This product is available in: CA, CT, DC, FL, IL, KY, MN, NH, NY, ND, TX, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.

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Note:  Once an order has been safely & successfully delivered, we do not accept returns due to change of heart or taste. Due to state regulations, we cannot accept the return of alcohol purchased by a customer in error.

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About Ilegal Mezcal Reposado

Crafted from sustainable Espadin agave, Ilegal Mezcal Reposado is aged for four months in 200-liter, medium-charred ex-bourbon casks. The artisanal process begins with roasting the piñas in underground ovens in small batches for approximately five days. The piñas are then chopped into smaller pieces and finally crushed to a mash by a tahona, a stone mill drawn by a horse (Hernandez's horse is named Caballo Sin Nombre, which means "a horse with no name"). The mash is then fermented for up to two weeks by airborne yeasts – no yeast is added – before it is distilled in 250-liter copper pot stills. Ilegal Mezcal Reposado is adored for its balance of of flavors of clove, butterscotch, and hints of vanilla.

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. In 2006, Rexer created the brand Ilegal and today, the journey of Ilegal Mezcal begins in Matatlan, Oaxaca, where it's produced at Mal de Amor by Maestros Mezcaleros Armando and Alvaro Hernandez and at Los Javis by Maestro Mezcalero Javier Mateo.

Try this handcrafted mezcal today!

About Mezcal

Mezcal is a distilled spirit made from roasted agave plants between two days and two weeks, which gives it a distinct smokey flavor.
What scotch is for whisk(e)y, mezcal is for tequila.


It can be made from different types of agave in different parts of Mexico, but most of it (60%) comes from the state of Oaxaca. Mezcal offers a large diversity of flavor profiles and ranges between 40 and 55% ABV.


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The nose greets with caramelized pear and bitter orange while the palate is a beautiful balance of flavors of clove, butterscotch, and hints of vanilla. The finish is smooth and slightly smoky.
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