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Rey Campero Tepeztate + Mexicano

Rey Campero Tepeztate + Mexicano was produced by Vicente Sanchez Parada in Candelaria Yegole, Zoquitlan, Oaxaca.

About this mezcal

Rey Campero Tepeztate + Mexicano was produced by Vicente Sanchez Parada at the family’s La Candela palenque in Candelaria Yegole, Zoquitlan, Oaxaca. This ensample is 40% maguey Tepeztate (Agave marmorata) and 60% maguey Mexicano (Agave rhodacantha). This was rested 7 months in glass before being bottled as a private selection for The Austin Shaker in Austin, TX.

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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Jonny

Jonny

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Herbaceous aromas of parsley, sweet mint, snow peas, raw potato, and green olives. There are also slight aromas of bitter dark chocolate and sea salt. The palate is rich in minerals with notes of slate, creosote, and lead. Additional notes of rubber, red Nyquil, mesquite, and a bit of wormwood. This was a batch pick for The Austin Shaker, which is always great to see. When I first opened this, it was a little harsh and sharp. It has mellowed over the last few months and I’m enjoying it.

Herbaceous aromas of parsley, sweet mint, snow peas, raw potato, and green olives. There are also slight aromas of bitter dark chocolate and sea salt. The palate is rich in minerals with notes of slate, creosote, and lead. Additional notes of rubber, red Nyquil, mesquite, and a bit of wormwood. This was a batch pick for The Austin Shaker, which is always great to see. When I first opened this, it was a little harsh and sharp. It has mellowed over the last few months and I’m enjoying it.

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