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Daily Archive: February 3, 2020

Interview: Ilegal Mezcal Founder John Rexer

Bacardi took a minority stake in Ilegal mezcal in 2017, adding the brand to its portfolio just as the category began to pick up steam in the U.S. market. Mezcal has continued to grow rapidly from its small base with Ilegal playing a key role, led by founder John Rexer, who remains at the head of the business. Last year, Ilegal’s volume jumped by more than 50% to just under 30,000 cases. SND associate editor Shane English recently caught up with Rexer to discuss the evolution of both Ilegal and the mezcal category as a whole. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 3, 2020

News Briefs for February 3, 2020

•Evaton, the U.S. subsidiary of Portuguese wine group Sogrape, is taking on U.S. import rights to Sogrape-owned brands Casa Ferreirinha and Ferreira Port, effective April 1. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 3, 2020