Ilegal Mezcal Joven is produced from 100% Agave Espadin, and is a small batch artisanal product from Tlacolula, Oaxaca, Mexico. Each bottle is wax sealed, and contains a hand numbered parchment style label Ilegal Mezcal is entirely handcrafted using Agave Espadin, roasted / baked in a conical earth pit, using both mesquite and eucalyptus wood. The cooked Agave is then crushed by a millstone, and fermented in oak vats. Ilegal Mezcal is then double distilled in small, alembic copper stills. This production is much more of an art than a science, which is the beauty of age-old traditions followed by Oaxaca palenques.
Appearance: clear - medium tears Aroma: sweet smoked agave, light floral, ash, tobacco, eucalyptus Initial Taste: sweet agave, tangy with hint of raisins Spirit Body: floral, smoke Finish / Aftertaste: medium finish with smoke and ash