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Rey Campero Tepextate Mezcal 750ml

Rey Campero Tepextate Mezcal 750ml

Regular price $129.99 USD
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Rey Campero Tepextate Mezcal 750ml - a premium mezcal made from wild Tepextate agave that has matured for 15-18 years before being harvested. The process includes roasting, crushing, open-air fermentation with wild yeast, double distillation, and bottling. Rey Campero is committed to sustainable production and for each maguey harvested, new plants are planted, which is especially important for the Tepextate agave due to its lengthy maturity period.

Rey Campero means “King of the Countryside.” It is an artisanal Mezcal that represents the culture, tradition, and art of Candelaria Yegolé, a small town in the Southern Highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico.

The brand is committed to helping maguey producers by creating job opportunities and finding markets for the best Mezcal. The brand was founded by the Mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada, who learned how to make Mezcal from his father and worked in the palenque.

Tasting Notes 

  • The Tepeztate mezcal boasts a complex aroma that is both inviting and characteristic of the Tepeztate variety. Notes of green bell pepper and jalapeño are prominent, with a subtle hint of mint adding an extra layer of complexity.
  • The flavor profile is well-balanced, with mint as the dominant note complemented by adding jalapeño on the mid-palette.
  • A black pepper note marks the finish, and the overall experience is enjoyable.
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What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?

Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.

Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.

One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.

Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.

In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.

Where do you ship to?

Currently, we only ship within California.

Our rates are applicable for orders up to six bottles.

Please contact us directly to calculate bulk shipping options.

California Proposition 65 Warning

Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. 
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