Ilegal Mezcal Anejo

Ilegal Mezcal Anejo

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It was in 2004 that Ilegal Mezcal's founder John Rexer began bringing unbranded mezcal from a variety of villages in Oaxaca to Antigua to supply his bar, Cafe No Se. It turns out they were pretty popular, so in 2006 Rexer created Ilegal Mezcal purely just to supply his bar with, nobody else. The name came about partly because Rexer had to smuggle the mezcal (illegally) across the Mexican border, but also because many people who work in Oaxaca have relatives living illegally in the US because there was no work in Oaxaca, and many people who Rexer works with have previously been "illegals" in the US.

Ilegal are committed to sustainability and biodiversity in the Oaxaca region. 100% natural, Ilegal uses no artificial colours, yeasts, flavours, or additives. Just agave, sun, and time. The agave's are roasted for 5-7 days in earth lined pits and are then crushed using a horse drawn Tahona stone mill.

The Anjeo is aged thirteen months in new American oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Hints of honey and soft smoke. Agave plants, dried herbs, earthiness and cherries.

Palate: Fresh flowers, orange rind and peppermint oil. Slightly salty and very herbal. Smoke develops.

Finish: Earthy, cocoa-like finish.

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