Exotics - Mezcal

Ilegal Añejo Mezcal

From: Oaxaca, Mexico Liquor Review Category: Mezcal

Bottle/Rating Data

Rating Description

Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Exotics category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
Login to Edit This Bottle

Personal Lists

Login to save this bottle to one or more of your personal lists.

Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2014

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2010
  • 2013

Proof66 Notes

Ilegal Mezcals--note the unusual spelling to English eyes and the pronunciation of "ee-LAY-gal"--is a line of mezcals that have a history of being smuggled into owner John Rexer's bar in Guatemala, hence the somewhat mocking title of the spirit. Interestingly, it is technically illegal in the United States to have the product named "illegal" or (apparently) "ilegal," so the careful consumer will note that it is "produced for Ilegal Mezcal" and there is no actual name for the product. The mezcals are based upon Espadin Agave and crafted in small batches with traditional pot stills.

Read More

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
Quetzal Quetzal (119)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-05-14)
(4 out of 5). Definitely the best offering from Ilegal, where flavors of agave and grilled pineapple are perfectly balanced with plant smoke. However, there is a large problem here- this is bottled at just 40%, where mezcal should be at least 45%. And considering this costs over $100, this is truly a problem. Imagine paying over $100 for a single malt scotch bottled at 40%! I'm sure this would get at least 4.5 if it was bottled at 45-48%.
No votes have been submitted yet for this review.
Login to vote or comment on this review.

Tags

We have been busy tagging every bottle on our site with keywords. Click on a tag to search on that keyword and find other bottles with that same characteristic.

Barcodes

Here are the barcodes we have collected from various sizes of this bottle. If you have additional barcodes please submit them to us!
      See an error? We try very hard to have accurate information for every bottle, but sometimes we miss something or just plain get it wrong. If you see any information or data that is in error for this bottle, please report the error to us and we'll get it corrected right away. Cheers!

      Advertisements

      Join Mora

      Related Products