Ilegal Joven Mezcal
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Ilegal Joven is produced in the Oaxaca region of Mexico from 100% Espadin Agave and using artisanal methods. Desperate for a good Mezcal to stock at his bar, Cafe No Se, John Rexer began smuggling small batch Mezcal from Oaxaca to Guatemala in 2004. With sustainability at its core and a focus on fair trade and authenticity, Ilegal marries this attitude with a traditional, meticulous approach to production. The agaves are cooked in an earthen pit lined with river stones and then crushed with a tahona wheel and naturally fermented. This process helps to ensure a perfect balance between the sweet agave flavours from the cooked agave piñas and the smoke from the fire. Ilegal Joven is ideal for sipping neat or for cocktails such as a Mezcal Negroni.