Bacardi Restricted, the biggest privately held worldwide spirits firm on this planet, introduced as we speak the completion of a transaction that makes the family-owned firm the only proprietor of Ilegal Mezcal.
The transaction follows a profitable relationship by which Bacardi has partnered with Ilegal since 2015.
“We consider that Ilegal has the credentials to personal and lead the super-premium mezcal class at a worldwide degree,” says Barry Kabalkin, Vice Chairman of Bacardi Restricted. “Ilegal completely enhances our portfolio and bringing it into our enterprise units the model up for even better progress as mezcal captivates increasingly customers.”
Ilegal works with fourth-generation mezcaleros in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico, the corporate says. The product is double distilled utilizing 100% Espadin agave. Ilegal Mezcal is 100% pure and makes use of no synthetic colours, yeasts, flavors or components. It’s licensed as artisanal mezcal by the Consejo Regulador del Mezcal (CRM).
John Rexer created Ilegal in 2006, after years of working with small distillers in Oaxaca to make mezcal for his bar in Guatemala. Rexer will proceed to information the imaginative and prescient of the model.
“We’re excited concerning the subsequent stage of the journey,” says Rexer. “Success for Ilegal goes past seeing extra of our bottles on cabinets; it’s about constructing our enterprise the appropriate approach. We are going to at all times be dedicated to artisanal manufacturing, the Oaxacan group, and our core values. Being part of Bacardi will carry Ilegal to a bigger viewers whereas sustaining our dedication to sustainability and rising the enterprise responsibly.”
Ilegal Mezcal is offered in Joven; Reposado, aged six months in medium-charred American oak; and Añejo, aged to style for 13 months utilizing a mixture of recent and used American oak, medium char barrels.
Phrases of the transaction weren’t disclosed.