Ilegal is named so, in honour of its founder, John Rexer’s early excursions to Mexico to buy mezcal from farmers and then smuggle it back up over the border to drink with his friends in the States. As hauling mezcal over the border became tiresome, combined with the realisation that there may be a market for the spirit outside of Mexico, John Rexer decided to go legit and launched Ilegal.
Nose: Sweet ripe agave and honey.
Taste: Vegetal eucalyptus with hints of caramel.
Finish: Lightly smoked peppers.
Overall: Very light on the smoke with plenty of agave sweetness.