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Ingredients: 100% Agave, Oaxaca Sun, Water & Time

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Ilegal Mezcal is NOM-001X – the first artisanal mezcal recognized by COMERCAM, Mexico’s mezcal authority Proudly served at the finest bars and dining establishments, including Daniel, Minetta Tavern, and Employees Only; as well as a staple at many iconic dive bars across the country

“ The mezcals from Ilegal have all the smoky complexity of a single malt, along with the subtle, vegetal sweetness of roasted agave. They taste dirty in the terroir sense of the word—pungent and earthy and rich—an expression of the soil and the fruit they're made from. It's a refined spirit, sure, but it also tastes like it would fight the other bottles in your bar for talking shit.” - GQ

“ BEWARE: Many tequilas that until even fairly recently were top-notch have felt the squeeze of mass production, cutting necessary corners to meet new demand and boost the bottom lines for their International Conglomerate Overlords. That’s where mezcal comes in.”
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“ Until fairly recently, mezcal was an esoteric choice. But it is becoming more mainstream as drinkers come to appreciate how it gives smoke and swagger to a drink.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES THE WALL STREET JOURNAL WINE ENTHUSIAST FORBES

“The sipping mezcal - agave for adults. Ilegal Mezcal brings out the spirit’s grownup side.” “Restrained, mellow, balanced, elegant— not something usually expected from the mezcal category.” “Ilegal Reposado - four months of barrel aging floats vanilla notes over this refined mezcal, with woven-in smoke and a subdued primary fruitiness. The real mountain-grown thing, in a smooth-sipping version.” “Ilegal’s got this complex, lasting finish and none of that heavy mouthfeel you usually find with mezcal."

Greg Seider, MINETTA TAVERN & THE SUMMIT BAR

“ The taste is beautiful with sweet caramel, butterscotch, pepper, pineapple, smoke and wood. The finish is a nice balanced smokey, sweet and buttery finish that leaves you wanting more. We fell in love with Ilegal Mezcal and heartily recommend it.” “ The complexity of Ilegal Mezcal (from sweetness to smoke to oak) makes it a great candidate for sipping on its own. But if you’re looking to spice up a stand-by cocktail, try substituting mezcal in place of bourbon to give your Old Fashioned an interesting twist.” “ There are some outstanding aged mezcals, and of those Ilegal Añejo is the champ: rich but gentle, full of mellowed smoke, butterscotch, tar, bitter chocolate, and fruit. Ilegal’s owners tried hundreds of mezcals before finding their winner,and the resultant liver damage was not in vain—this beautiful hand-numbered bottle might just be our new special occasion tipple.” “Ilegal Joven has a lovely orchard-fruit quality and a light, smoky creaminess perfect for stirred cocktails.”

DRINK SPIRITS

COCK TAIL ENTHUSIAST

GILT MANUAL ESQUIRE

JOVEN
2011 Micro Liquor Spirit Award: Silver Package & Design 2011 Micro Liquor Spirit Awards: Gold Taste 2010 Tequila.net Awards: Bronze

AÑEJO
2013 Beverly Hills International Spirits Awards: Gold 2012 Tequila.net Awards: Best Of The Best 2011 NY Independent Spirits competition: Silver Taste 2011 Micro Liquor Spirit Awards: Silver Package and Design 2011 Micro Liquor Spirit Awards: Silver Taste 2011 Tequila.net Awards: Best of The Best 2010 Tequila.net Awards: Silver 2008 Difford's Guide: 4.5 Stars out of 5

REPOSADO
2011 2011 2010 2009 Micro Liquor Spirit Awards: Gold Package and Design Micro Liquor Spirit Awards: Gold Taste Tequila.net Awards: Gold Medal Difford's Guide: 4.5 Stars out of 5