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Rey Campero Pechuga de Codorniz

Rey Campero Pechuga de Codorniz is a unique mezcal pechuga composed of quail, pineapple, banana, and corn cobs.

About this mezcal

Rey Campero Pechuga de Codorniz is made with Maguey Espadin (Agave angustifolia) in Candelaria Yegole, Oaxaca. Unlike pechuga mezcal from many producers, maestro mezcalero Vicente Sánchez Parada only distills this mezcal twice. After the first distillation, he adds about 25 grilled quail breasts (codorniz is Spanish for quail), grilled pineapple, grilled banana, and grilled corn cobs. After distillation, it is rested in glass for 3 months before being bottled.

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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3.75 out of 5

4 reviews

little_agave

little_agave

34 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Bottle 695. July 2022. I get sharpies, rubber, full mouthfeel, a bit hot (I dont mind that but its not that pleasant here). Im not a fan of this. Have tried 2 different bottles (gave 1 as a gift to a friend..) If anyone wants mine lemme know.

Average José

Average José

54 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

* Date: Feb. 2022
* Lot: D5010-PC
* Bottle: 464/811
* Glass Rested: 3 Months
* ABV: 48.8%

Nose is has an earthy soil undertone, strong mints and spices. You know you’re in for a treat before you even taste it.

Huge flavors! Sweet corn and pineapples and grilled veggies and fruits. Wonderful agave and smoke flavors with plenty of back heat.

The finish lingers on, very enjoyable. A wonderful Pechuga/an A+ overall pour; probably my very favorite Rey.

* Date: Feb. 2022
* Lot: D5010-PC
* Bottle: 464/811
* Glass Rested: 3 Months
* ABV: 48.8%
Nose is has an earthy soil undertone, strong mints and spices. You know you’re in for a treat before you even taste it.
Huge flavors! Sweet corn and pineapples and grilled veggies and fruits. Wonderful agave and smoke flavors with plenty of back heat.
The finish lingers on, very enjoyable. A wonderful Pechuga/an A+ overall pour; probably my very favorite Rey.

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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Lot DS011-PC from July 2022

Only my second pechuga (the other being the Erstwhile Bacon Pechuga). I like this a lot better. The Erstwhile seemed to really have an overly rich note like when cooking something in rendered bacon and you leave too much in the pan.

This is cleaner, fruitier and much more drinkable for me. It’s not super complex but it’s not boring but any stretch of the imagination. There’s some sweetness and some heat but it’s nicely balanced.

Jonny

Jonny

708 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Bottle 265/811. Aromas of green apples, fresh cherries, cranberries, mint, bubblegum, and sweet cooked agave. The palate has notes of peanuts, wet leaves, roasted chicken, grilled corn, and black pepper. There’s a bit of heat on the finish that lingers for some time but not in an unpleasant way.

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