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Date Established 03/2019
Founder Partners Shirley Leigh-Wood Oakes (CEO), Luca Longobardi, and José Luis Bustamante
Headquarters Miami, FL
Industries
Home, Beverage, Food
Website https://mezcalcampante.com
Press Contact Alisa Langer
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Products

Mezcal Campante
Mezcal Campante $64.99

About

A small-batch, premium mezcal, steeped in heritage and craftsmanship. Made from a unique blend of the finest selected Espadin and Barril agave, grown in the rich and fertile soils of Oaxaca, Mexico. The result: a smooth flavor like no other. They take pride in the slow, meticulous process of making their mezcal smoother than any other. Every moment considered. An artesanal spirit, a spirit made for savoring, for being truly present. Versatile and unique, made to be enjoyed and shared. A luminous, silver elixir with smooth, deep complexities. Light smoky tones met with foral sparkles, sweet aromas and hints of citrus. The perfect balance; leaving an imprint on your soul. Full bodied and totally compelling. Savor the moment. Take in every second. The time is now.

Founding Story

Mezcal Campante came to life in 2019 after copious tastings, and much research, in Oaxaca, Mexico, between partners Shirley Leigh-Wood Oakes (CEO), Luca Longobardi, and José Luis Bustamante. They wanted to find a mezcal that could be placed in the center of the table with friends and everyone could enjoy it. As his family has a long history with Mexico and the Oaxaca region, it's important to partner José Luis Bustamante to honor and cherish the culture and tradition of producing mezcal. The culture, tradition, and heritage of mezcal are honored as Campante refined the distillation process for creating the liquid - a smooth mezcal perfect for sipping, savoring, or blending. Mezcal Campante cannot be mass-produced because the magic is in every drop and every moment. If you skip steps or try to hurry the process you lose the magic.

Retailers

Drizly

Press

Forbes Mexico - May 20, 2022 El imperio del mezcal quiere crecer en el mundo
InsideHook - Apr 27, 2022 Why Mezcal Deserves Your Time and Respect "In the drinks world, mezcal seems like the hot new category. Drizly, the alcohol delivery platform, saw Mezcal sales explode 600% year-to-year in 2020. What’s more, sales overall in the U.S. are expected to continue to climb 18% in 2022. And yet, if you look closely at those statistics, you’ll notice all those numbers are relative. Mezcal also makes up just one percent of Drizly’s total sales; tequila also has a production level about 65 times higher than its agave cousin. There are a lot of reasons Americans have been tentative with embracing mezcal: the lack of a defining cocktail, brand name recognition and most importantly, even a general understanding of the category that goes beyond “smoky tequila.”"
Women in Distilling - Dec 13, 2021 Shirley Leigh-Wood Oakes of Mezcal Campante "Mezcal features heavily in Shirley Leigh-Wood Oakes’s earliest memories of Mexico. Her mother was born in the country, in fact, and she herself spent time there with family. “Mezcal was always, always there — always on the table,” she recalled. So when she stepped into her role as the CEO of Mezcal Campante, co-founding the brand with three partners, Leigh-Wood Oakes brought not only a wealth of business experience with her but also those familial ties. It’s almost as if she’d been destined to lead a mezcal brand to success from the very beginning."
Trendhunter - Nov 13, 2021 Mezcal-Paired Artisanal Chocolates "Mezcal and chocolate are two items that are both highly synonymous with great beverage and snacking traditions of Mexico, which is precisely why artisanal chocolate maker Aranda Honest Chocolate has launched a line of fair-trade chocolates that are specifically designed to complement Mezcal Campante's line of high-quality mezcals."
Men's Journal Best Spritz Recipes to Sip All Summer Long "The Campante Spritz: This cocktail is inspired by both Mexico’s paloma and Italy’s classic spritz. “Mezcal and grapefruit are a match made in heaven, with Aperol adding a bittersweet kick,” says Tom Byrne, bar manager at GOLD, Notting Hill in London. The lemon leaf in this drink can be swapped out for other citrus leaves, which adds a fresh, herbal aroma to round out the cocktail, he says. Ingredients 1 oz Mezcal Campante 1 oz Aperol 0.33 oz agave syrup 1 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice 3 oz club soda 1 lemon leaf Instructions Combine all ingredients except the club soda in a wine glass. Add ice to the top of the glass and stir quickly to combine. Top with soda and add the lemon leaf for garnish, pushing the leaf through the soda to mix, breaking the skin slightly to express the oils."

Testimonials

95 Points

Chilled 100 Spirits Awards 2022

Award/Publication

Gold Medal

LA Spirits Awards 2022

Award/Spirits Competition

Silver Medal

New York International Spirits Competition 2021

Awards/Spirits Competition

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