Border Crossings: Ilegal Mezcal, Now Presented by the Cooper Spirits Co

Submitted by     November 11, 2013     11772   1

Ilegal Mezcal, the finest artisanal mezcal, is now imported and sold in the US by The Cooper Spirits Co., the creators of St-Germain elderflower liqueur and a small portfolio of curated products.

In an age when digital speed defines human interaction, Ilegal Mezcal and its cult-like following are embracing a world where refinement and raw go hand-in-hand, where experience is more visceral than virtual. For nearly a decade, a small group of artists, musicians, writers and travelers has been drinking Ilegal Mezcal, a handcrafted brand of Mexican artisanal liquor with a notorious history that includes smuggling and weeklong parties in a clandestine bar in Guatemala. Thanks to a new U.S. importation agreement between Ilegal Mezcal and The Cooper Spirits Co., the party is about to get a lot bigger.


Ilegal Mezcal, Cowboys and an Englishman

Submitted by     September 17, 2012     5083   0

Ilegal Mezcal Rocks Austin Texas

Austin, Texas - Mezcal has been the love of bartenders and mixologists alike on both the East and West Coast for the last couple of years. Right now it is exploding onto a new stage in the music capital of the world, Austin Texas. This smoking, bad girl agave spirit has found a home with the fun loving, drinking and rocking population of Austin Texas.


Country Singer Toby Kieth Turns to Mezcal

Submitted by     March 21, 2011     16442   1

Toby Keith's love affair with mezcal began when he first crossed the Texas border into Mexico, and met his first worm in the bottom of a bottle. Now Toby is introducing his own brand of mezcal, Wild Shot, throughout the U.S.

"I remember going across the border when I first started playing around Brownsville [Texas] and Las Cruces [New Mexico]," Toby tells The Boot. "When I crossed into those border towns of Laredo and Juarez, and walked into that first cantina, it was just fascinating to me."

While it was a new experience for Toby, he was familiar with the concept. "You remember in the movie 'Urban Cowboy,' when Scott Glenn's character turned that bottle up and put his tongue in it and let the worm fall down and then got the worm out of there?" Toby continues. "That was very authentic Texas border stuff that went on. Outside of the border states you wouldn't have seen much mezcal."


Wildman Begins 'ILEGAL' Activities

Submitted by     April 21, 2010     14202   0

ILEGAL (eeh-lay-gal) MEZCAL Launched 'Legally' in Select US Markets – Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd., is pleased to announce that it has officially—and legally—become the national importer of Ilegal Mezcal (pronounced eeh-lay-gal), a traditional Mexican liquor made from the agave plant by mezcaleros in Tlacolula, Oaxaca (Mexico). The somewhat sinister, yet unique name, arose form John Rexer's numerous expeditions south across the border, "creatively" bringing his favorite mezcals to patrons of his bohemian tequila/mezcal bar, Café No Se, in Antigua, Guatemala.


Oro de Oaxaca Mezcal Wins Gold and Best Agave Spirits Award

Submitted by     July 01, 2009     17622   0

Caballeros Inc., importers of Mezcals de Oaxaca is proud to announce ORO DE OAXACA MEZCAL Gold Medal award and the brand winner for BEST OF AGAVE SPIRITS category announced last week at the prestigious 2009 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition.