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Ilegal 7 Year Añejo

Ilegal Mezcal 7 Year Añejo was aged for over seven years in 35 barrels of French Oak.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Ilegal Mezcal
Distillation:Copper, Steel
Style:Añejo, Extra Añejo
ABV: 41.32%
Website: https://www.ilegalmezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Ilegal Mezcal 7 Year Añejo was aged for over seven years in 35 barrels of French Oak. This release has sweet aromas of roasted agave with baked apple and oak. The smooth palate has peppery heat, with notes of honey, dark chocolate, and figs.

Ilegal Mezcal

Ilegal Mezcal was founded by John Rexer, who began smuggling this product to his Bar, Cafe No Se, in Antigua, Guatemala. Ilegal Mezcal launched in 2005, and the brand has grown substantially in recent years. It had a very successful marketing campaign around the phrase “Donald eres un Pendejo” in 2016 for the US election, and Bacardi purchased an undisclosed amount of minority shares in the company in February of 2017. Ilegal Mezcal is 100% handcrafted using Agave Espadin that is roasted / baked using mesquite and eucalyptus wood. The cooked Agave is then finely crushed and fermented in oak vats. It is then double distilled in small copper stills. Though Eric Hernandez was originally involved in the distillation, all Ilegal Mezcal is now made by Alvaro and Armando Hernandez.

Member rating

2.5 out of 5

2 reviews



664 reviews
Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars7 days ago

All barrel. No agave flavor nor aroma present. Not complex. Two notes: smoke and leather. The regular anejo is far more complex and interesting.



621 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Rich, round, brown sugar, a touch a cigar smoke. Kind of fun but not really representative of agave. Blind sipping some might think it’s a rum. Glad to have tried it – not sure of the price.

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