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Rey Campero Madre-Cuishe

Rey Campero Madre-Cuishe is velvety with a palate of white chocolate and ripe banana. Rómulo Sánchez Parada makes this in Candelaria Yegole, Oaxaca.

About this mezcal

Rey Campero Madre-Cuishe uses agave that is grown at a range of 3,000-6,000 feet. Master mezcalero Rómulo Sánchez Parada is known for his artistry, and this Mezcal uses natural yeasts for open air fermentation, and it is distilled in copper.  It is velvety with a palate of white chocolate and ripe banana.

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.

Member rating

3.59 out of 5

27 reviews

Imperium

Imperium

105 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

2019 batch. This is a pretty typical madrecuishe. It has the classic aromas and taste of woody pine, jalapeño peppers and ancho chiles mixed with citrus and marzipan. This would be a great everyday madrecuishe sipper – accessible, enjoyable and you don’t have to worry about running out of your special bottles.

MezcalBabe

MezcalBabe

67 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Lot PS019- MC; produced June 2022; bottle 566/872
fruity on the nose; light and watery

relevanteagle

relevanteagle

12 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Lote: D5012-MC
Bottle: 200ml
ABV: 48.9%

Nose: nail polish remover, cantaloupe, melon, honey

Palate: chocolate, gasoline, sweetness

Finish: acidity, minerality

Thoughts: not that great to me. It really felt like nothing in particular stood out except for flavors I wouldn’t like. The mouth feel was good but flavors pretty muted and not exciting.

GMAD

GMAD

91 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

DS012-MC, 48.9%, 200ml

Nose – Fresh and sweet, like a bakery – baking spices, buttermilk, cinnamon, vanilla, honey. Fresh notes of newly cut grass, wet earth, damp wood, and barbecue sauce.

Palate – Sweet and tangy – bubble gum and brown sugar, with a sip of a piña colada. Some caramel, and a bite of green pepper for good measure.

Finish – A little hot and dry, tangerines with a touch of rubber band.

Good and enjoyable. An unexpected sweet, earthy taste.

DS012-MC, 48.9%, 200ml
Nose – Fresh and sweet, like a bakery – baking spices, buttermilk, cinnamon, vanilla, honey. Fresh notes of newly cut grass, wet earth, damp wood, and barbecue sauce.
Palate – Sweet and tangy – bubble gum and brown sugar, with a sip of a piña colada. Some caramel, and a bite of green pepper for good measure.
Finish – A little hot and dry, tangerines with a touch of rubber band.
Good and enjoyable. An unexpected sweet, earthy taste.

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Jam

Jam

156 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Ds017-tac, april 2022 production date, glass rested 4 months, 49.2% abv
Review #2: Sweet florals up front, milk chocolate, and leather. A well put together madrecuishe

Forpowder

Forpowder

97 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

D5013-MC 48.9% Aromas out of the bottle are very muted both in alcohol and overall smell. Mostly just light brown Agave matter. Flavors are solid nail polish spicy finish tart and possibly some sourness interesting combination. Finishes with some woodsy tartness lactic sourness.

Ranger_Ryan

Ranger_Ryan

47 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

DS011-MC. A little harsh on the palate, nose of agave and rubber. I like the flavor, can’t pick out any other notes. Not the best Rey I’ve had, but the best Madre Cuishe so far.

Howzer

Howzer

3 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote: DS017-MC, Mescalero:Vicente S Parada
New to this site, but not to Mezcal tasting, after having spent many, many years visiting Oaxaca and Mexico. The Mezcal industry is going through considerable change!

Anyway, I find this Cuishe agave offering (at least the lote I tasted) a little on the harsh side, maybe letting the alcohol bite evaporate might have helped… Some interesting earthy notes but overall noticed an oily finish… not my favorite.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

219 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote: 05013-MC
Soft, floral, sweet notes that I come to associate with a mc. However, there is a bit of a funkier or sour finish that brings the overall quality down on this batch for me. On this small flask I picked up in Oaxaca, it says Vicente Sanchez Parada. Solid sipper, but nothing outstanding on this one.
Revisit: Much better as I finish the bottle. Peanuts, brown sugar, and very balanced. Def improved with some air time.
Review #166

JDB

JDB

172 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Sampled at San Laurel in DTLA, did not catch the batch # or ABV. Nice minerality on the nose. Sweet and floral flavors. A bit of backend black pepper heat and pop rocks! Creamy mouthfeel and a bit of stone fruit, maybe peach. Really nice. Worth investing in a bottle.

MinorThreet

MinorThreet

7 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

N: dry erase marker, herbal zippy lime, earthy, minty, tingly, citrus peel into windex
P: green peppers, ash, clay, black pepper, tobasco, spice covered mango slices, tamarind
F: savory citrus, tingly szechuan peppercorn

DioRicoAlbarran

DioRicoAlbarran

1 review
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

The aroma is pleasant, it is dry but the taste is sweet and it goes down smoothly. I received this bottle as a gift and it’s a fine gift. I would also give this because it doesn’t break the bank. It’s good for ppl that don’t have experience with Mezcal.

GCropsey

GCropsey

5 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote: DS011-MC. Mezcalero: Romulo Sanchez Parada.
Nose: Light Nectar, Grassy, Model Paint(?), Dry Moss, Red Wine / Grapeskins.
Sip: Smooth Heat, Canteloupe(?), Caramel, Bourbon(?).
Finish: Front edge of tongue, back top of throat.
Notes: I’m a big fan of A. karwinskii in general and this Madre-Cuishe definitely delivers! Complex nose and sip, a bit hot as others note, but overall a really fun expression.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lote: DSO77-MC
Nose – Vanilla cake with whipped cream.

Palate – Oily feel on the tongue. Roasted caramel. A quick jump in heat in the middle. Extremely dry in the finish, cedar smoke and a lingering black pepper heat (and a slight burn – it’s a bit hot even for 49%). Really tasty, but again. super dry.

HighWine

HighWine

77 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

I’m in a busy bar so not the best tasting environment. Two ounce por served in a copita. Fragrant from a foot away. Butterscotch and ham upon closer inspection. Taste is full in the mouth. Bold with alcohol heat. Aloe, fresh pressed sugarcane juice, and green grass fill the mouth. Alcohol burn and sweetness linger on the palate.

spasta

spasta

22 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Solid but for the price this bottle was not very memorable. Cedar flavor that Quickly disappeared. Still very good

dontimo66

dontimo66

5 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Production date Dec. 2017. The aromatics are booze and herbal agave green. Borderline minty but the citrus and sweet aromatics smooth things out. The flavor favors an up front sweetness with cacao, caramel, vegetal, grassy, citrus complexity.

Rakhal

Rakhal

422 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

I had this in a tasting and I didn’t get the batch number but it was quite a bit better than the last batch of Rey Campero Madrecuixe I tried which was very astringent and alcoholic. Very tropical. Pound cake, allspice, cinnamon, pineapple, mango, fuji apple. Nice one.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

A strong Madrecuishe, another one to revisitand expand on.

kozinnski

kozinnski

14 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Lot DS008-MC, June 2015.

nose: pencil shavings, white pepper, wet stone, autumn detritus, menthol, and something slightly umami – mushrooms?

palate: medium mouthfeel. brown sugar, that white pepper, some pine, touch of bitterness. not too complex.

pretty quick finish. this is one of those bottles where the nose is perhaps more interesting than the taste.

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