Ilegal Mezcal Reposado

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.
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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.

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 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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