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Rey Campero Cuishe

Rey Campero Cuishe has a very clean, crisp nose with a nice fruit and mineral flavor mixing with some heat on the finish.

Rating: (9 reviews)
Brand:Rey Campero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O185X
Mezcalero:Romulo Sanchez Parada
Agave:Cuishe
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Candelaria Yegole
ABV: 48%
Website: http://www.mezcalreycampero.com/
About this mezcal

The Rey Campero Cuishe mezcalero, Romulo Sanchez Parada, learned how to make mezcal from his dad and worked in the palenque until he was 20.  When the economy went bad and Mezcal was no longer a viable enterprise he emigrated north and worked in North Carolina. He returned to Mexico in 2003, gathered his family, and began making Mezcal again. Rey Campero Cuishe has a very clean, crisp nose with a nice fruit and mineral mixing with some heat on the finish.

Rey Campero Mezcal

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.

9 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars


Rakhal

Rakhal

100 reviews
2 months ago

DS008B-C. Sweet and spicy. Caramel, cinnamon, allspice, clove, and brown sugar. Nice for sipping by the fire on a cold rainy night.

Spirit_Chaser

Spirit_Chaser

19 reviews
3 months ago

Lot: DS00 8A-C 48.3%abv
Nose is very vegetal, charred zucchini, fruity with a touch of earthiness, citrus lime, banana, buttercream. Taste is more vegetal notes of roasted agave, banana, toffee, with mint on the back end along with an alcohol bite. Finish is dry and a bit chalky. This is really great but I do wish the finish was a bit longer. Still rock solid.

PDutton

PDutton

58 reviews
4 months ago

Rey Campero Cuishe 48.3%
Lote DS008B-C?

Appearance: Clear, decent legs with slow beads.

Nose: Grilled [green] banana. Ashy, peppery, starchy. Good aromatics with some hazelnut, more banana, slight orange bitters, lemon pith, lime, minerals. Chamomile, light vanilla, cardamom, slight dried pepper (green, maybe some ancho). Maybe that vanilla is actually coffee. Air is helping a bit.

Palate: Yea, karwinskii, dry but this does have some good sweetness. Not “wowing” me, really, slightly hot finish. Sides of my mouth are a little refreshed, retronasal is sweeter banana and white pepper. Slight caramelization. Finish could be longer. Off a suspicion, a splash of water was added, it helped a touch to bring out the lemon and make the banana less “Runtz” and more “grocery store”, both are acceptable to me.

Thoughts: Meh? I’ll be sure to revisit but I’m glad I didn’t get a whole bottle. Karwinskiis are hard to do right, and this just bores me. Still a good brand always worth supporting, but this batch is a pass.

Rey Campero Cuishe 48.3%
Lote DS008B-C?
Appearance: Clear, decent legs with slow beads.
Nose: Grilled [green] banana. Ashy, peppery, starchy. Good aromatics with some hazelnut, more banana, slight orange bitters, lemon pith, lime, minerals. Chamomile, light vanilla, cardamom, slight dried pepper (green, maybe some ancho). Maybe that vanilla is actually coffee. Air is helping a bit.
Palate: Yea, karwinskii, dry but this does have some good sweetness. Not “wowing” me, really, slightly hot fini

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7 months ago

Bar Sotano last night. Loved this one. Don’t have any notes

DEEF

DEEF

5 reviews
1 year ago

Some bite to this. Slight sweet. I prefer the Madre Cuishe. I like this better than the Mexicano though.

Chris

Chris

36 reviews
1 year ago

DS007-C Sept 2016 692 / 1054 49.5% ABV. Yep, another really solid offering from Rey Campero. Every one I’ve had . . . never disappointed and if you ever see Parada’s Secretos de Yegole Coyote, don’t pass it up. It’s five star unobtanium. Drinking the Cuishe today with two more expensive Jolgorios from the Karwinskii family, the Barril and the Tobaziche. Definitely not the runt of the litter!

Dec 4, 2018 – polished off the bottle last weekend with some friends. Went to restock, which is always a good sign. There were four or five left and one lone RC Jabali on the shelf for a few dollars more, so it got the nod today.

DS007-C Sept 2016 692 / 1054 49.5% ABV. Yep, another really solid offering from Rey Campero. Every one I’ve had . . . never disappointed and if you ever see Parada’s Secretos de Yegole Coyote, don’t pass it up. It’s five star unobtanium. Drinking the Cuishe today with two more expensive Jolgorios from the Karwinskii family, the Barril and the Tobaziche. Definitely not the runt of the litter!
Dec 4, 2018 – polished off the bottle last weekend with some friends. Went

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Tyler

Tyler

313 reviews
3 years ago

Earth, wood, leather, vegetal notes, and a bit of pepper on the nose. The taste is the nice definition of a wild karwinskii mezcal: bright flavors of fruit and caramel. This is very approachable and supremely enjoyable. Lot DS004-C from Feb. 2014

Jonny

Jonny

328 reviews
3 years ago

Lot DS 004-C from Feb 2014. A very special Rey Campero! This is clean on the nose with a bit of flint. The palate is vegetal with floral notes of orange blossom and rose hip, and fresh vegetal notes of green pepper, mint, and buttery potatoes. Very good!

3chainz

3chainz

19 reviews
3 years ago

Nose has subtle herbal notes but nice and honestly the rest is the same way, sweet flavors and smooth finish. Very drinkable!

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