Rey Campero Tepextate Mezcal
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery Rey Campero
  • Style Mezcal
  • Alcohol 48%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • floral
  • coriander
  • citrus
  • banana
  • tobacco
  • pepper
  • smoky
  • sweet
  • smooth

Rey Campero

Tepextate Mezcal (0.75l, 48%)
Price $109.99

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One of the best Tepextate Mezcals you could find.

Rey Campero (meaning King of the Countryside) is made by Rómulo Sánchez Parada in Candeleria Yegloe, a tiny village of 150 people in the mountains of southern Oaxaca. Rómulo learned to make Mezcal from his father and grandfather but the family’s roots in Mezcal go back to his great grandmother Clara Manzano Rios who built the family’s palenque in 1870 and began distilling with her husband Nicolas Sanchez. This was the first palenque to be built in Candelaria Yegolé. Flash forward more than a century, Rómulo finally got his Mezcal brand started in 2012. Today, Rey Campero is imported to the U.S. by Mezcal savant William Scanlan who runs the awesomely named Heavy Metl Imports.

Rey Campero Tepextate Mezcal is made from Tepextate agave or Agave marmorata. It’s been cultivated by the Sanchez family for decades and there’s nobody who can work it like Rómulo Sánchez Parada. After the wild agave is harvested at 15-18 years, it’s distilled in a copper pot still under the strict supervision of Maestro Mezcalero Rómulo. Bottled at 96 proof, this expressive Mezcal offers white flowers and yellow pepper on the nose that lead you to flavors of coriander, citrus, banana leaf, tobacco, pepper, and sweet smoke.

  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery Rey Campero
  • Style Mezcal
  • Alcohol 48%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
White flowers and yellow pepper.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Coriander, citrus, banana leaf, tobacco, pepper, and sweet smoke.

Finish
Smooth, sweet and earthy.

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  • floral
  • coriander
  • citrus
  • banana
  • tobacco
  • pepper
  • smoky
  • sweet
  • smooth
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
Mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada is the first documented mezcalero to tame agave Jabali which is known to foam and even explode during distillation.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
Mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada is the first documented mezcalero to tame agave Jabali which is known to foam and even explode during distillation.
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