John smuggled Mezcal over the borders for years until his bar Café No Sé got very popular and the demand for his product grew to levels he never thought would happen.
Ilegal Mezcal History
Ilegal Mezcal is heavily connected to the music scene. Café No Sé, the brand's birthplace, has always had live music, offering a creative space for local artists + traveling musicians from around the world to play.
John Rexer was the Founder and Co-Publisher of La Cuadra Magazine (2005-2015), which was produced in Antigua, Guatemala. The Part Time Stories were serialized in La Cuadra, and chronicled the adventures and misadventures of the years when he made a living by taking whatever job came his way. Here are some of those stories.