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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. 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.
A whiskey drinker’s mezcal if ever there was one! Bold aromatics of fresh rawhide, tobacco leaf, damp garden soil and bell peppers dominate the nose. The palate diversifies with cinnamon and citrus, wet cedar and orchard fruit, but remains just as baritone until the finish vanishes into delicate white flowers and peppercorns.