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Rey Campero Azul

Rey Campero Azul was produced by Vicente Sanchez Parada at the family’s La Candela palenque in Candelaria Yegole, Zoquitlan, Oaxaca.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Rey Campero Mezcal
Mezcalero:Vicente Sánchez Parada
Style:Aged in Glass
Town:Candelaria Yegole
ABV: 52.7%
Website: https://www.mezcalreycampero.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Rey Campero Azul was produced by Vicente Sanchez Parada at the family’s La Candela palenque in Candelaria Yegole, Zoquitlan, Oaxaca. Lot DS001-AZ was produced in October 2022 and rested in glass for 6 months before bottling.

Rey Campero Mezcal

Rey Campero represents the culture, tradition and art of Candelaria Yegolé, a small town in the Southern Highlands of Oaxaca, with a fertile ground on its slopes and canyons. It represents a people dedicated to the production of artisanal Mezcal, so one of its principles is to help producers of maguey, by creating job opportunities, but especially in finding markets for the best Mezcal. Rey Campero, means “King of the Countryside” and it was founded by the maestro mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada. Romulo learned how to make mezcal from his father, and he worked in the palenque until age 20. He lived and worked for several years in North Carolina while in his 20s before returning to Oaxaca in 2003. Each lot may vary slightly, so check your bottle for specific details about ABV.

Member rating

3.7 out of 5

5 reviews



37 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

papaya, strawberry, cedar, watermelon, plantain, yogurt, lemon peel, lime, soil, char, green chile, brine, peach, lemon balm
October 2022, DS001-AZ, 52.7%

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Pretty darn good azul mezcal. Sweeter than a high proof blanco. But that lime citus and black pepper heat. A bit more charred wood. A 1.5 oz. sample from Barcoa in Phoenix. Shoulda ordered more but it was last call.



651 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Clean agave-forward mezcal from Chente. Classic sugar smooth with some dry vanilla notes. A bit hot but enjoyable. Lot DS001-A2, October 2022.



709 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Lot DS001-A2. Very clean on the nose. Aromas of chalky minerals, slate, and sea salt. The palate has notes of ripe fruit like red apples, plantains, green olives, and papaya. Theres also a strong peach flavor on this. This has some heat but is a tight compact experience. Long finish.



156 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Lot DS001-A2, October 2022 production date, glass rested 6 months, 52.7% abv

Review #18: minerals, lime, and vanilla show up first, then a bit of bell pepper, coconut, and ashy smoke on the finish. I found it pretty thin overall considering the proof. The flavors are a bit lacking and light. It’s decent but nothing wowed me.

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