Delegate Profile

John Rexer

Job TitleCEO & Foudner

Company NameIlegal Mezcal


Raised in Huntington, NY. Studied Literature and Classics at Columbia College. Taught elementary Latin for a couple of years in private high-school in Natchez, Mississippi; opened a bar on top of a convent in Rome; did a short stint working in finance in Atlanta, Georgia (that sucked, fish out of water); worked construction in different parts of the US; sold antiques in Manhattan flea markets; bought handcrafts from prisons in Puebla, Mexico; loaded beer trucks in Virginia; drove an ice-cream truck in Michigan; worked as a production assistant for small German film company,... travel, travel, more travel.. Found a dog in Mexico; we both chase our tails; moved to Guatemala, opened bar (Café No Se), a restaurant (Y Tu Pina Tambien), another restaurant Pollo Enojado), a bookstore (Dyslexia), started magazine (La Cuadra), started a liquor brand, (ILEGAL MEZCAL), raise money for some education non-profits run by friends in Guatemala--always feel like I am juggling chainsaws in paradise.

Conference Sessions

  • Doing Well by Doing Good

    June 11, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Park Street University - Brooklyn Expo Center

    Marketing moves or a real desire to make a difference? Join Edrington Americas, Novo Fogo Cachaca, and Ilegal Mezcal along with moderator and industry veteran J...

    • Language: English

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