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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.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Rey Campero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O185X
Mezcalero:Romulo Sanchez Parada
Agave:Chato
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Candelaria Yegole
ABV: 49.6%
Website: http://www.mezcalreycampero.com/
About this mezcal

Rey Campero Chato is made with a sub-varietal of agave Tobala (Potatorum), 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.

3 reviews

4.2 of out 5 stars


ptperc

ptperc

5 reviews
3 months 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!

4 months 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

324 reviews
9 months 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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