With over 70 years of experience, Rey Campero represents the culture and tradition of Candelaria Yegolé, a small village in the Sierra Sur, in the municipality of Zoquitlán. The fertile soil along the Rio Quiechapa is home to more than seven species of agave that grow wild along the slopes and canyons. Helmed by Romulo Sanchez Parada, this collective of brothers, cousins, and nephews chose the name Rey Campero, meaning “King of the Countryside”, to reflect the relationship between the landscape and those who work so tirelessly to harvest the magueys from this challenging terrain. These distillates express an unflinching translation of the terroir and the agave that it produces.
-Mezcal produced in Candelaria Yegolé, Zoquitlán, Oaxaca
-Maestro Mezcalero Vicente Sánchez Parada
-Distilled from 100% Madrecuishe (Agave karwinskii)
-Agave cooked in a conical earthen pit
-Milled using a traditional stone tahona
-Fermented in open-air wooden vats (tinas)
-Distilled twice using traditional wood-fired copper pot stills
-48.4% ABV (ABV may vary batch to batch)
Soft and generous with aromatics of pencil shavings, green herbs, bell pepper, cinnamon, and pimento. The palate shifts gears, offering sophisticated layers of roasted apple, grilled mango, and pineapple with a silky and herbaceous mid-palate that calls to mind tacos al pastor.