Our favorite coffee liqueur producer Mr Black has teamed up with the beloved Ilegal Mezcal on a brand new collaborative release perfect for your next Espresso Martini. To craft this concoction, the base coffee spirit was rested for three months in Ilegal Mezcal’s American Oak barrels, imported to Australia from Oaxaca, Mexico. Then, the Mr Black team fortified the liquor with fresh joven mezcal. The result is a rich, bold spirit with notes of smoke, nutmeg, and robust coffee.
“This is one of the most delicious editions we’ve ever made,” shared Tom Baker, Mr Black Founder, in a press release. “The blend is rich, yet balanced like Mr Black, but finishes with toasted agave flavors and a hint of smoke. We produced thirty barrels of this label and I’m glad — every sip will leave you wanting more.”
This collaborative release is part of a series of barrel-aged offerings, including one with WhistlePig, that pairs Mr Black’s coffee liqueur with a variety of spirits. Sip this one neat, over ice, or in a coffee cocktail. This release was limited to 15,600 bottles worldwide. The Mr Black x Ilegal Mezcal Cask Coffee Liquor is available now online for $60 and will hit select liquor stores in the US on September 1st.