Rey Campero Espadin & Pulquero En Barro Mezcal, 750ML
Rey Campero Espadin + Pulquero is made agave Espadin and agave Salmiana, which is more well-known for it’s use in pulque. Agave Salmiana is also known as “The Green Giant” as it grows to be quite large, taking between 15-25 years to reach maturity. Maestro Mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada, who normally uses copper stills for his mezcal, built a clay pot still for this special release. After distillation, this mezcal was aged in glass for six months before bottling. It’s 50.4% ABV. Only 662 bottles were made and it was released in the spring/summer of 2017.
MEZCALERO: Romulo Sanchez Parada
AGAVE: Espadin, Salmiana
DISTILLATION: Double distilled in Clay Pot
STYLE: Ensemble, Aged in Glass
VILLAGE: Candelaria Yegole
ALCOHOL: 50.4% ABV
OVEN: Conic Earth Pit Oven
FERMENTATION: Wood Vats
About This Producer:
Rey Campero represents the culture, tradition and art of Candelaria Yegolé, a small town in the Southern Highlands of Oaxaca, with a fertile ground on its slopes and canyons. It represents a people dedicated to the production of artisanal Mezcal, so one of its principles is to help producers of maguey, by creating job opportunities, but especially in finding markets for the best Mezcal. Rey Campero, means "King of the Countryside" and it was founded by the maestro mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada. Romulo learned how to make mezcal from his father, and he worked in the palenque until age 20. He lived and worked for several years in North Carolina while in his 20s before returning to Oaxaca in 2003. Each lot may vary slightly, so check your bottle for specific details about ABV.
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