Ilegal Mezcal Reposado
Ilegal mezcal starts with 100% espadín agave grown in the fields of Tlacolula, Mexico and harvested at nearly 10 years of age. Their piñas are roasted for 5-7 days in an earthen pit lined with river stones then the cooked agaves are crushed using a horse-drawn tahona. After natural fermentation, it is distilled once in stainless-steel alembic stills and then again in copper alembic. The reposado is aged 4 months in American oak.
Ilegal Reposado Mezcal Tasting Notes
Nose: Slightly woody, caramel-like aromas. Baked agave, cassia bark and chilli.
Palate: Butterscotch and caramel. Soft wood smoke, cedar, pipe tobacco and agave. Dried herbs.
Finish: Oaky, woody finish. Cocoa powder and orange rinds.