Rey Campero Sierra Negra Mezcal, 750ML
Rey Campero Sierra Negra is a newer release from Casa Sanchez. Due to the extreme limited availability of the agave Sierra Negra, this mezcal was originally only available in Mexico, but a few bottles are beginning to leak out elsewhere. The agave Sierra Negra takes about 25 years to mature and it is no longer commonly used in mezcal due to over harvesting that happened several years ago.
MEZCALERO: Romulo Sanchez Parada
AGAVE: Sierra Negra
DISTILLATION: Double distilled in Copper
VILLAGE: Candelaria Yegole
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.
By Mezcal Reviews