Ilegal Mezcal is a brand of mezcal made in Oaxaca, Mexico at Destileria Tlacolula, based in Antigua, Guatemala, and imported into the United States by Frederick Wildman. Ilegal is made from agave espadin using traditional methods, and is double distilled in a pot still. All of the Ilegal mezcal are bottled at 80 proof.
Ilegal Joven is unaged, and less smoky than most mezcal. It tastes strongly of the plant, with salty lemon aromas and flavors.
Ilegal Reposado is aged for 4 months in a combination of new oak and used whisky barrels. It picks up smoke and creamy buttery notes from the wood, along with a lot of sweet creme brulee flavors.
Ilegal Añejo is aged for a year in a combination of new oak and used whisky barrels. It is incredibly rich, with toffee bacon aromas and flavors, and notes of Bourbon on the finish.
Some popular cocktails containing Ilegal Reposado
- Against All Odds Cocktail — Irish whiskey, Chardonnay, Apricot liqueur, Orange liqueur, Mezcal, Pansy flower
- Orange Sunset — Bourbon, Mezcal, Aperol
- Hers, but mine — Mezcal, Crème de Cacao, Licor 43, Bitters, Herbal liqueur, Lime juice, Hot sauce, Salt