The brand will be part of Southern Glazer’s Transatlantic Spirits division, the companies said in a press release, following a minority stake investment in the brand by Bacardi.
The spirit is made from 100% espadin agave and comes in three expressions: joven, reposado and añejo.
Ilegal will continue to operate independently under the direction of its founder, John Rexer, the company says, and will maintain its own current business structure and employee base.
“The move to the Transatlantic division and the investment by Bacardi will help us do more of what we have done in the past. We will continue to make a great mezcal and market it our way,” says Rexer.