|Article number:||Rey Campero Mezcal Cuishe|
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With over 70 years of experience, Rey Campero represents the culture and tradition of Candelaria Yegolé, a small village in the Sierra Sur, in the municipality of Zoquitlán. More than seven species of agave can be found growing here along the slopes and canyons surrounding the Rio Quiechapa. The distillery is run by Romulo Sanchez Parada with his close family members, and they chose the name Rey Campero (“king of the countryside”) to reflect the relationship between the landscape and those who do the difficult work of harvesting and working with the magueys. Espadín and wild agave are harvested, cooked underground for 4-5 days, and allowed to rest for up to a week. Rey Campero specializes in “single-varietal” mezcal that only uses one species to express its characteristics with their local terroir. This example is made from Cuishe, a rare karwinskii varietal. It is light on its feet, with hints of tomatillo, ginger, orange fruit, and honeydew on the palate with a balanced smokiness.