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Rey Campero Mexicano

Rey Campero’s Mexicano is produced from agave Mexicano that is harvested from pine and oak forests at high altitudes.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Rey Campero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O185X
Mezcalero:Romulo Sanchez Parada
Agave:Mexicano
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Candelaria Yegole
ABV: 48%
Website: www.mezcalreycampero.com
About this mezcal

Rey Campero’s Mexicano is produced from agave Mexicano that is harvested from pine and oak forests at high altitudes.  The result is a Mezcal that tastes of smoked wood, dry grass, and cafe espresso. Romulo Sanchez Parada makes quality Mezcal time and time again.  This Mezcal is nothing short of great.

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

3.4 of out 5 stars


Nic Hnastchenko on Dec 11, 2018

34 reviews

  • Overall:

Another at Todos Santos, don’t think i’ve had something from Rey Campero that i didn’t love.

SBP on Aug 20, 2018

6 reviews

  • Overall:

I’ve had two different bottles of this over the years, the first was from 2013 (don’t recall the batch number), 3 stars. This one was fruit, almost like oranges in smell. The taste was sharp, peppery, with a finish of caramel.

The second was December 2015 Lot:D5003-M Bottle 362/800, 4 stars. This bottle was quite different, much more viscous in texture and really coated the tongue. Also a fruity nose, but with the taste being more herbaceous and briny than other Mexicanos I’ve had. You can really taste the salinity here and has the classic Mexicano pepper taste.

I’ve had two different bottles of this over the years, the first was from 2013 (don’t recall the batch number), 3 stars. This one was fruit, almost like oranges in smell. The taste was sharp, peppery, with a finish of caramel.
The second was December 2015 Lot:D5003-M Bottle 362/800, 4 stars. This bottle was quite different, much more viscous in texture and really coated the tongue. Also a fruity nose, but with the taste being more herbaceous and briny than other Mexicanos I’ve

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Chris on Apr 24, 2018

33 reviews

  • Overall:

D5004-M August 2017 Bottle 88 / 554. Another solid Rey Campero offering Earth, a bit of smoke, smooth mouth feel. The aftertaste lingers and really reminds you of what you were drinking.

Jonny on Jan 26, 2017

275 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot DS001-M from May 2013. Very fruity on the nose with almost no pepper. I normally expect some pepper with agave Mexicano, and this has almost none on the nose. The flavor, however, has strong notes of green pepper and caramel. This mezcal is very full in the mouth and a bit oily. I’m a huge fan of Mexicano and this one is good, but not great. This is a solid Mexicano, but it lacks the wow! factor that I’ve tasted in other Mexicano mezcals. This is really between a 3 and a 4 for me. It’s a 3.5.

Lot DS001-M from May 2013. Very fruity on the nose with almost no pepper. I normally expect some pepper with agave Mexicano, and this has almost none on the nose. The flavor, however, has strong notes of green pepper and caramel. This mezcal is very full in the mouth and a bit oily. I’m a huge fan of Mexicano and this one is good, but not great. This is a solid Mexicano, but it lacks the wow! factor that I’ve tasted in other Mexicano mezcals. This is really between a 3 and a 4 for me

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Tyler on Jan 26, 2017

249 reviews

  • Overall:

Peppery flavors are dominant in this strong Mexicano mezcal at 48.6% ABV. There are nice earthy tones with hints of firewood, peat, tangerine, and vanilla. Very enjoyable but definitely on the stronger side of Mexicanos. May 2013 Lot D5001-M.

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