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Rey Campero Jabali (Clay Pot)

Rey Campero Jabali (Clay Pot) is a special edition batch that was distilled in clay pots, which is very uncommon for this producer.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Rey Campero Mezcal
Mezcalero:Romulo Sanchez Parada
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Aged in Glass
Town:Candelaria Yegole
ABV: 49.7%
Batch size: Lot DS001-JB: 225 bottles
Release year: 2020
Website: https://www.mezcalreycampero.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Rey Campero Jabali (Clay Pot) is a special release commemorating the 5th anniversary of the partnership between Rey Campero and Heavy Metl Imports, who are responsible for all US Rey Campero imports. This one-off batch was produced by Maestro Mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada in October 2016 using the clay pot still that he had temporarily constructed for a few experimental batches at his palenque. The batch was aged in glass for 4 years before being released.

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

4.4 out of 5

5 reviews



10 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Aromas and palate just take me to a fresh summer day. It took all my worries away. A gate way to heaven. I didn’t get the typical taste of clay pot in this distillation. Witch is amazing. Thick and warm. Sweet caramel and lime lingers all the way. The way the Jabali transformed me was divine.



385 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Basement mustiness on the nose with limestone and clay on the palate. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth. Pretty simple for me though. Still, very enjoyable



34 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Nose – funky, string cheese, homemade whipped cream
Palate – floral, mild cheesy, milky, lactose, caramel, earthy, clay
Finish – lime rind, dulce de leche, cream



421 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

One ounce sample with no batch number. The first Rey Campero Jabali I ever had I loved, but the last three batches I have tried were dissapointing. This clay distillation however is not at all disappointing, in fact it’s quite good. Green olive brine, garden soil, burnt caramel, fresh leather, allspice. I was still noticing new flavors when my sample ran out, I will keep my eye out for a bottle of this.



708 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

This is pure magic. I’m a huge fan of the regular Rey Campero Jabali release. I’ve had several different batches of it. It’s highly consistent and one of my favorite Jabali available. This one has everything I love about the regular RC Jabali, but so much more. Clean nose with aromas of cinnamon, brown sugar, sea salt, and brine. The palate is big and round with notes of sweet potato, all spice, burnt caramel, chocolate cherries, and blueberries.

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