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Rey Campero Chato

Rey Campero Chato is a special release from Maestro Mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada. This is only available for retail at Moreno’s Liquor in Chicago.

About this mezcal

Rey Campero Chato is made with a sub-varietal of agave Potatorum (similar to maguey Tobala), which locally goes by the name Chato. Produced in August of 2016, the entire 296 bottle batch became available exclusively at Moreno’s Liquor in Chicago, Illinois in the fall of 2018. There are no online sales, but if you find yourself in Chicago, this is definitely worth tracking down. There are notes of sweet ripe fruit followed by herbalness and finishing with a long, rich, creamy milk chocolate ending.

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.

5 reviews

4.2 out of 5


HighWine

HighWine

38 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Was so lucky to find this on the shelf at Moreno’s Liquors in Chicago a few months ago. Credit to my friend Jason for suggesting I take a look for it while I was there. As far as I can tell, I bought the last two bottles (one for me and one for Jason). Production date: August 2016
Lot D5001-CH
Bottle# 171/290

Aroma hits you from half an arm’s length away with fragrances of butterscotch, salt water, and roasted cactus. Bold, smoky flavor with a good amount of heat but not in a negative way. Serrano pepper flesh, clay, watermelon rind, chestnuts, and toasted wood. No one flavor overpowers the other and this becomes increasingly complex as it opens up. Good, slippery mouthfeel. A gem.

Was so lucky to find this on the shelf at Moreno’s Liquors in Chicago a few months ago. Credit to my friend Jason for suggesting I take a look for it while I was there. As far as I can tell, I bought the last two bottles (one for me and one for Jason). Production date: August 2016
Lot D5001-CH
Bottle# 171/290
Aroma hits you from half an arm’s length away with fragrances of butterscotch, salt water, and roasted cactus. Bold, smoky flavor with a good amount of heat but not in a neg

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stigibeu

stigibeu

33 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Bottle 235. I have this at 4.25; it’s quite an interesting agave and an enjoyable sipping mezcal. Baking powder, flour and bitter chocolate on the nose remind me of the holidays with brownies and chocolate chip cookies in the oven. You can find a little burn on the lip of the glass, but why would you be nosing around there? Palate pops with still more balanced chocolate notes; not too thick, not too thin. I prefer my mezcals on the thicker side, and that would have complimented the flavors here a little better perhaps. Nice, nice finish that goes on for a good bit. Buy it if you’re in Chicago!

Bottle 235. I have this at 4.25; it’s quite an interesting agave and an enjoyable sipping mezcal. Baking powder, flour and bitter chocolate on the nose remind me of the holidays with brownies and chocolate chip cookies in the oven. You can find a little burn on the lip of the glass, but why would you be nosing around there? Palate pops with still more balanced chocolate notes; not too thick, not too thin. I prefer my mezcals on the thicker side, and that would have complimented the fl

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ptperc

ptperc

10 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Bottle 113/290 The perfect dessert mezcal. Produced in Aug of 2016 and bottled privately for Moreno’s in Chicago this is a treat. Old citrus peel, strong minerality and cacao in the nose. Tasting notes include dominant chocolate somewhere between milk chocolate and dark chocolate, mild nuttiness, and a long finish that’s a bit hot but mellows out quickly. Super unique and worth the purchase if you’re in the Chicagoland area!

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Described as a dirty tobala and I get it. This is good but one thing holding it back is it’s could be a bit heavier

Jonny

Jonny

506 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

The nose is full of a light perfume of rose hip, lime, and orange peel. Mouthfeel is balanced and creamy. The palate is a bit hot, but not quarrelsome. Tasting notes of rich dark chocolate, water chestnuts, and strong papaya rind. Very very tasty stuff. Highly recommend trying this.

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