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Events Intro

Since our founding, Ilegal Mezcal has strived to build the sort of community & environment that Café No Sé, the birthplace of Ilegal, has long provided artists and musicians.

This year, in order to keep our friends, families, and partners safe, we have cancelled large scale, in-person events and introduced new virtual programming. We are in this together, and we look forward to bellying up to the bar with you again soon.

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Ilegal Mezcal Recipes

Handcrafted in small-batches, Ilegal Mezcal has a beautifully balanced profile, with a mouth full of agave and a hint of smoke. A unique and complex taste for those who enjoy sipping spirits like tequila, bourbon, or craft gin.

While our mezcal is perfect neat, it is exceptional in cocktails – originals and reimagined classics alike.  Check out our signature mezcal cocktail recipes, and try Ilegal as the base spirit in a Mezcal Margarita, a Mezcal Mule, or your favorite cocktail.

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JOVEN . REPOSADO . AÑEJO .

Ilegal Mezcal has a beautifully balanced profile, with a mouth full of agave and a hint of smoke.

Handcrafted in small batches by fourth-generation mezcaleros, our Joven, Reposado, and Añejo mezcals are all made with perfectly ripe, sustainable Espadín agave, double distilled in the Santiago Matatlan Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Commitment to quality is apparent in every step of our process, from harvest to first sip.

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Shipping and Online Ordering

SHOPPING FOR MEZCAL & FULFILLMENT OF ORDERS

Please be advised that order payment processing and order fulfillment are facilitated through a 3rd party retailer.

Ilegal Mezcal does not sell, offer to sell or solicit sales of alcohol through ilegalmezcal.com. Ilegal Mezcal markets its mezcal on its website. Ilegal Mezcal’s service enables you to search online for mezcal available for sale by a licensed alcohol retailer. Through this website, you learn about our mezcal, including its price. The offer to purchase mezcal ultimately is from the Retailer. If you decide to purchase mezcal, you make the payment to the Retailer and the Retailer fulfills your order, including the delivery of the purchased mezcal. This arrangement is not meant to facilitate any improper furnishing of inducements by any manufacturer, importer, supplier, wholesaler or distributor of mezcal to any retailer of alcoholic beverages or to facilitate any improper exclusionary practices by any alcohol beverage licensee. This service may be limited or not available at all in some places due to local law or other restrictions.

WHERE WE SHIP TO

We ship to all states in the Continental US, plus DC, except for Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

NOTE: ALL SHIPMENTS CONTAINING ALCOHOL REQUIRE AN ADULT (21 YEARS OR OLDER) SIGNATURE UPON DELIVERY!

Please plan accordingly by entering a shipping address and date that will allow someone 21 years or older to be available in person to sign for the package, and by keeping a valid form of ID on hand.

Carriers will not leave packages containing alcohol unattended, even if you have a signature on file. If you are not able to be at home to receive your mezcal during normal business hours, we recommend having it shipped to your place of work, or opting to have your shipment held at the nearest FedEx or UPS pick-up location.

Mezcal will not be delivered to a visibly intoxicated person.

SHIPPING TIMEFRAME & TRACKING

It is our goal to fulfill and ship all orders within 1-3 business days after an order is placed. Fulfillment time depends on what time of day the order is placed and what day the order is placed on. Customers will be notified if product out-of-stock issues or other issues like weather may cause delays in shipment.

When your package has been created with a shipping label and has been sent out into the mail stream, you will receive an email notification with tracking information.

Orders are shipped from Connecticut, and generally take 1-7 days for delivery when shipped ground. Orders to Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas may take slightly longer, due to the use of local carriers in those states.

If it has been more than three business days and you have not received a tracking email, you may contact question@ilegalmezcal.com for assistance.

We recommend that customers on the West Coast place orders early in the week to decrease the likelihood that an order sits in a shipping warehouse over the weekend.

SHIPPING CARRIERS

Ilegal Mezcal assumes no liability for mezcal damaged due to poor weather during transport or delayed delivery. Please check weather conditions prior to order and ensure that someone will be available to receive the mezcal upon delivery. The most frequent cause of damaged mezcal is due to multiple delivery attempts. Please monitor your package tracking to ensure on-time delivery.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND RETURN POLICY

If you are not satisfied with your online order, please contact question@ilegalmezcal.com to explain the reasons for your dissatisfaction. We do our best to respond to all customer service issues within 24 hours.

We are happy to accept returns or re-send bottles for orders that meet one or more of the following conditions:

  • Mezcal is flawed. In this instance, we require that you return the remaining flawed product(s), including any open bottles, for us to test.
  • We sent the wrong mezcal. In this instance we will have you ship us the incorrect items and we will send the correct items upon receipt.
  • Bottles shipped and received under standard shipping methods arrive broken, leaking, or otherwise damaged beyond drinkability. We will ship our replacements upon confirmation of damage.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If bottles arrive visibly damaged, please contact us within three days of the shipment’s arrival to explain the issue.

We unfortunately are unable to accept returns for orders that meet the following conditions:

  • Damage or delays caused by failed delivery attempts through no fault of the shipper.
  • You don’t like the mezcal.
  • You received the mezcal as a gift.
  • You bought too much mezcal.

If you need to return an item, please keep the items in as close to the condition in which you received it as possible. This includes opened bottles. Doing this helps us better evaluate potential flaws in the mezcal or packaging.

In the event that we ask that you return items back to us, we will create and send a shipping label with our address to you so you may ship the mezcal back to us free of charge.

Upon receipt of a returned flawed, damaged or incorrect item, we will send replacement items to you free of charge or place a credit on your account in the amount of the returned mezcal.

We will accept qualified returns within 60-days of delivery. After that point, we cannot accept returns because we are unable to verify that mezcal has been stored properly.

We evaluate all customer service issues on an individual basis and we reserve the right to accept or deny any request that we deem to be an exception to the standards outlined above.

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untitled music project

Kia and Liza of SUSU performing live

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In September of 2019, Ilegal Mezcal partnered with Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, Texas, to make the Untitled Music Project a reality and record the newly formed supergroup SUSU.  With Liza Colby and Kia Warren at the helm, producer Josh Block brought together a group of Musicians whose touring credits include Leon Bridges, Carrie Underwood, and Ben Harper, among many more.

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About SUSU

Album cover and insert for SUSU's Panther City, recorded at Niles City Sound

The embers of this rock n’ roll wildfire were first stoked three years ago when the Liza Colby Sound and Revel In Dimes merged as Revel Sound for select NYC shows including a coveted residency at legendary haunt The Rose Bar at Gramercy Hotel, a jaw-dropping performance at Webster Hall, and an exclusive appearance at sought after artist enclave The Surf Lodge. When NYC based Ilegal Mezcal presented a collaboration and the opportunity to record, “it just seemed like the logical next step,” Kia says. Liza chimes in: “You don’t know what you don’t know, and we certainly didn’t realize how much we needed each other. To see another woman of color fronting a rock band, and consider her a contemporary set a powerful, positive example for us. We all need to see women supporting each other.”

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About Niles City Sound

Overhead shot of SUSU recording at Niles City Sound

Niles City Sound is a production and songwriting team consisting of Josh Block, Austin Jenkins, and Chris Vivion.  In 2014, they founded their recording studio in Fort Worth’s South Main. Committed to live recording, the space utilizes high-end vintage equipment as well as a high ceiling expansive tracking room.

Known for the release of the highly lauded Leon Bridges LP Coming Home, Niles City Sound is poised to become a landmark in the Dallas-Fort Worth music scene and has already drawn national attention and comparisons to some of the most iconic recording spaces.