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Rey Campero Castilla

Rey Campero Castilla is made with maguey Castilla, which according to the mezcalero, is a wild agave Angustifolia (similar to Espadin).

About this mezcal

Rey Campero Castilla is made with maguey Castilla (agave Angustifolia), which is related to maguey Espadin. Romulo Sanchez Parada makes this mezcal at his palenque in Candeleria Yegole, Oaxaca, which is a remote and isolated town of only a couple hundred people.

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.

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27 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Nov. 2015. My wife tastes some fruitiness, notes that it’s smooth without much smoke. More neutral. She likes it. I agree, clean agave taste, low smoke. Refined, mildly sweet taste. Tasty!



13 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Lot D5001-CLL bottle 159/310
Acetone and overripe strawberries on the nose .. Raw yogurt poured over red berries topped with honey .. yum 4.5 stars



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Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Batch DS001-CLL. From Nov 2015. Bottle 108/310. Very tasty! Slightly sour aromas of wild apples. Tastes of slightly overripe mango and papaya. This is dope! Very interested in tasting more of this.



36 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Full and rich upfront with a dry sweet nose. Lots of minerals on the palate , slate and somewhat citrus on the finish. Nice wild agave flavors for this mezcal produced in Nov 2015 and likely rested in glass until it’s current release. Bottle 6/310.

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