Mezcal used to be known as a bottom-shelf spirit – rough-hewn, drink-it-on-a-dare stuff that had, for whatever reason, a worm at the bottom of the bottle.
But today, it’s taken seriously by bartenders and spirits snobs alike, as more tequila connoisseurs dive deeper into the world of agave spirits. Tequila and mezcal are directly related. In fact, tequila is a type of mezcal, in the same way that Cognac is a type of brandy.
Hand crafted in small batches by fourth-generation mezcaleros, Illegals's mezcals are all made with perfectly ripe, sustainable Espadín agave, double distilled in the Santiago Matatlan Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Commitment to quality is apparent in every step of our process, from harvest to first sip.
Illegal Mezcal has a beautifully balanced profile, with a mouth full of agave and a hint of smoke.
Full bodied agave flavor. Light smoke, lingering heat. An ideal mezcal for cocktails or perfect on its own.