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Ilegal Mezcal Joven

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About Ilegal Mezcal Joven

Ilegal Mezcal Joven is a small-batch mezcal that is made from 100% Espadin agave and is double-distilled in copper pots. This artisanal mezcal is perfect for those looking to explore the bold and complex flavors of traditional Mexican spirits.

Little Known Fact

Ilegal Mezcal was originally produced in the mountains of Oaxaca by a group of American bartenders who were inspired by the rich history and culture of mezcal in Mexico. Today, the brand is known for its commitment to sustainable and ethical production practices.

Tasting Notes

Ilegal Mezcal Joven has a clear color and a complex flavor profile. The nose is dominated by the aroma of roasted agave, followed by notes of smoke, citrus, and green apple. On the palate, the smoky flavor of the mezcal is balanced by the sweetness of the agave, creating a bold and well-rounded flavor. The finish is long and lingering, with a hint of pepper and spice.

Cocktail Recommendation

The Oaxacan Negroni. This cocktail is a smoky twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, featuring Ilegal Mezcal Joven as the base.


  • 1 oz Ilegal Mezcal Joven
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz Campari
  • Orange peel, for garnish


  1. In a mixing glass, combine Ilegal Mezcal Joven, sweet vermouth, and Campari.
  2. Add ice and stir until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange peel.

Production Details

Ilegal Mezcal Joven is made from 100% Espadin agave that is grown in the valleys surrounding Oaxaca, Mexico. The agave is roasted in underground pits, then mashed and fermented with natural yeast before being double-distilled in copper pots. The mezcal is then rested for a short period before being bottled at 40% ABV.

Overall, Ilegal Mezcal Joven is a bold and complex mezcal that is perfect for sipping on its own or as a base for a variety of cocktails. With its commitment to sustainable and ethical production practices, this mezcal is not only delicious but also socially responsible. Whether you're a seasoned mezcal aficionado or just looking to explore the world of traditional Mexican spirits, Ilegal Mezcal Joven is a sure bet.

750ml & 80 Proof

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Product Details

Size: 750ml

Proof: 80

Main Ingredient: Agave

Country of Origin: Mexico

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Please drink responsibly. CA Residents: Proposition 65 Warning.

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  • Leah B.
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range 65+
    I'm More Into: Cocktails AND Sipping
    My Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Rum
    I Bought This For Myself
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great smoked flavor

    This is great for sipping over ice or combining in cocktails. I’m a rum drinker most of the time, but this was delicious.

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