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El Rey Zapoteco Reposado

El Rey Zapoteco is one of the oldest brands in all of Oaxaca. They have been producing artisinal Mezcal in the same fashion since the 1960’s.

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Brand:El Rey Zapoteco Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O71X
Mezcalero:Efraín Hernández Escobar
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Reposado
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 40-45%
Age of plant: 8 years
Website: http://mezcalreyzapoteco.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

El Rey Zapoteco Reposado is made with agave Espadin in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. The agave are traditionally cooked in an underground oven for 4 to 7 days, milled by horse-drawn tahona, fermented in open air with natural yeasts, and double distilled in copper stills. After distillation, this mezcal is rested in white oak barrels for 10 months before bottling. The ABV may vary depending on where you purchase. Check your bottle for details.

El Rey Zapoteco Mezcal

One of Oaxaca’s oldest artisanal mezcal brands that still produces its mezcal in-house, El Rey Zapoteco was founded in 1960 by Don Serafín Hernandez Blas in Santiago Matatlán. Today, the business is run by the family matriarch Doña Juana and Don Serafin’s sons. Caretakers of agave fields that routinely yield some of Oaxaca’s largest agaves, the Hernandez family are faithful stewards of production techniques that remain the same as they were at their founding.

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1 review

2.5 out of 5

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

393 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Nose – Weak nose aside from a hint of barrel noted vanilla.

Palate – More going on but not enough to differentiate it from a run of the mill reposado espadin. Oaky. Mostly vanilla. Bit of a rough finish / aftertaste. Not bad, no great.

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