Mezcal Rey Campero

Mezcal Rey Campero Espadin

100% Maguey Espadin (Angustifolia) 48.4% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

100% Maguey Espadin (Angustifolia) 48.4% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

This is a surprisingly floral and delicate example of this type of mezcal, with aromas of lily of the valley, grapefruit rind and green pepper greeting the nose. The palate is light and fruity, with pineapple, ripe grapefruit, lime and vanilla. More floral flavors and hot chili spice play off each other to add a subtle accent to the finish with just a hint of charcoal smoke.

Mezcal Rey Campero Cuishe Canada

Mezcal Rey Campero Cuishe

100% Maguey Cuishe (Karwinski) 48.5% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

100% Maguey Cuishe (Karwinski) 48.5% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

This expression is a meeting place of fire, fruit and earth. Tropical mango, papaya and pineapple blend with peach, habanero pepper, chive and honeysuckle. Beach bonfire-smoke swirls around this mixture, coaxing it into the tingly hot finish.

Mezcal Rey Campero Jabali Canada

Mezcal Rey Campero Jabali

100% Maguey JabaliĀ  (Convallis) 48.6% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

Despite the agave’s rough reputation, the nose here is relatively mild, showing some sweetness, floral notes and citrus peel. The palate reinforces the nose and adds black pepper to the mix, along with modest whiffs of smoke and earthy-vegetal components–a powerhouse lurking beneath a proper demeanor.

100% Maguey JabaliĀ  (Convallis) 48.6% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

Despite the agave’s rough reputation, the nose here is relatively mild, showing some sweetness, floral notes and citrus peel. The palate reinforces the nose and adds black pepper to the mix, along with modest whiffs of smoke and earthy-vegetal components–a powerhouse lurking beneath a proper demeanor.

Mezcal Rey Campero Madre Cuishe Canada

Mezcal Rey Campero Madre Cuishe

100% Maguey Madre Cuishe (Karwinski)Ā  48.9% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

Light hints of smoke and vanilla characterize the nose. Both it and the palate show less spice and citrus than other Rey Campero products yet there’s still a pleasant edge that emerges underneath the refined and suave overall impression that results in part from double-distillation. A very pretty sipper.

100% Maguey Madre Cuishe (Karwinski)Ā  48.9% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

Light hints of smoke and vanilla characterize the nose. Both it and the palate show less spice and citrus than other Rey Campero products yet there’s still a pleasant edge that emerges underneath the refined and suave overall impression that results in part from double-distillation. A very pretty sipper.

Mezcal Rey Campero Mexicano Canada

Mezcal Rey Campero Mexicano

100% Maguey Mexicano (Rhodacantha) 48.5% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

Mexicano opens with a light herbal nose reminiscent of freshly cut grass followed by a palate that emphasizes some sweet fruitiness and a degree of restrained smoke. A bit of bite emerges on the long finish that nevertheless reinforces the spirit’s overall impression of velvet suavity.

100% Maguey Mexicano (Rhodacantha) 48.5% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

Mexicano opens with a light herbal nose reminiscent of freshly cut grass followed by a palate that emphasizes some sweet fruitiness and a degree of restrained smoke. A bit of bite emerges on the long finish that nevertheless reinforces the spirit’s overall impression of velvet suavity.

Mezcal Rey Campero Tepextate Canada

Mezcal Rey Campero Tepextate

100% Maguey Tepextate (Marmorata) 48.7% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

Here’s the softer side of tepextate, with bursts of purple flowers, orange peel and pomegranate greeting the nose and palate. The back of the throat gets just a tease from jalapeƱo pepper and a sprinkle of black pepper, which are normally the dominant flavors of this species of agave, taking more of a back seat here. Sweet pipe-tobacco-smoke cuts in at the end and shines throughout following everyone into the long finish.

100% Maguey Tepextate (Marmorata) 48.7% Alc./Vol.

Oaxaca, Mexico.

Here’s the softer side of tepextate, with bursts of purple flowers, orange peel and pomegranate greeting the nose and palate. The back of the throat gets just a tease from jalapeƱo pepper and a sprinkle of black pepper, which are normally the dominant flavors of this species of agave, taking more of a back seat here. Sweet pipe-tobacco-smoke cuts in at the end and shines throughout following everyone into the long finish.