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Rey Campero Tepextate + Cuishe + Espadin

Rey Campero Tepextate + Cuishe + Espadin is a special release from Rey Campero and Romulo Sanchez Parada.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Rey Campero Mezcal
Mezcalero:Romulo Sanchez Parada
Agave:Cuishe, Espadin, Tepeztate
Town:Candelaria Yegole
Release year:2018
About this mezcal

Rey Campero Tepextate + Cuishe + Espadin is the first of what will likely be a series of several “field blends” from maestro mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada. The concept of the field blend is that the mezcalero uses whatever agave is ready, rather than waiting for a large amount of a single varietal to make a batch of mezcal. This practice is more in line with how mezcal has historically been produced in many regions, and it allows the mezcaleros, like Romulo, to create some very interesting Ensambles.

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.

5 reviews

4.2 of out 5 stars



126 reviews
1 year ago

DS001 ECT. Smelled like wet dog, but not in a bad way. The funk was more on the nose than the tongue. Cucumber, wasabi, medjool dates, and red licorice. I like it!

1 year ago

Lot DS001-ECT by Romulo Sanchez Parada.

Might have been aided by the label but right off the bat I got some strong watermelon. Stuck with me, also I love watermelon so that’s a big plus.



352 reviews
1 year ago

Bubblegum on the nose. Lots of candied lime, grape juice, and sour patch kids. Well balanced. I’m enjoying the recent ensambles from Romulo. Sept. 2017 batch.



73 reviews
1 year ago

Lot DS001-ECT from Sept 2017. Bottle 48/1858.
I had been hearing about the field blends from Rey Campero and was excited to try this. It’s sour on the nose. It is really balanced between the Tepeze, Espadin and cuishe taste. Has a little heat on it, as campero’s do. Very enjoyable.



360 reviews
1 year ago

Lot DS001-ECT from Sept 2017. Bottle 48/1858. Aromas of sour green apples and pineapple. The palate has notes of green spring vegetables and fresh green plants. There’s a bit of punch and pepper. I’m liking this a lot and excited to taste more field blends from Rey Campero.

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