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Rey Campero - Mezcal Cuishe Joven Mezcal Artesanal 100% Agave 96.6 Proof, 200 ml

Rey Campero - Mezcal Cuishe Joven Mezcal Artesanal 100% Agave 96.6 Proof, 200 ml

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With over 70 years of combined experience, Rey Campero represents the culture and tradition of Candelaria Yegolé, a small village in Zoquitlán, a municipality nestled within Oaxaca’s southern mountain range, the Sierra Sur. The fertile soil along the Rio Quiechapa is abundant with a wide variety of agave that grow wild along the slopes and canyons, and some of Oaxaca’s most famous maestro mezcaleros call this small district home.

Helmed by Romulo Sanchez Parada, this family collective 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.

  • Mezcal produced in Candelaria Yegolé, Zoquitlán, Oaxaca
  • Maestro Mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada
  • Distilled from 100% Cuishe (Agave karwinskii)
  • Agave cooked in a conical earthen pit
  • Milled using a traditional stone tahona
  • Fermented in open-air wooden vats
  • Distilled twice using traditional wood-fired copper pot stills
  • Tomatillo, ginger, fresh hay, and orange zest dance on the palate, followed by a delicate note of honeydew
  • 48.3% ABV (ABV may vary batch to batch)

The light-on-its-feet character of this mezcal belies the feisty Cuishe (Agave karwinskii) from which it was made. An unusually bright and refreshing expression amongst the often-brooding distillates seen from Romulo.

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