512 Tequila Blanco
  • Category Tequila
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery La Cofradia
  • Style Tequila Blanco
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • agave
  • pepper
  • lime juice
  • lemon zest
  • sweet
  • spicy
  • ginger root
  • roasted
  • rye

512

Tequila Blanco (0.75l, 40%)
Price $28.99

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A top-flight Tequila with a perfect flavor profile and texture that is within easy reach of everyone.

Scott Willis founded Tequila 512 in 2012 as a side hustle while working as a rep for a learning software company. Inspired by Tito’s Vodka, he traveled back and forth from his home in Austin, Texas, to Jalisco in search of the perfect daily sipping Tequila — one that working folks could afford and enjoy. On one of those trips he found Luis Trejo — master distiller at Distillerie La Cofradia. And then he twisted the standard Tequila process by adding a third distillation. Magic ensued, and things are going very well. Scott now has a full team of Tequila-loving folks working full time to create and market their innovative agave Spirit.

About the Product
This seems like the perfect time to review what it means to win a “Double Gold Medal.” There are dozens of Spirits events, tastings, and competitions around the world each year. All of them matter and we follow the results. And there are a handful of those that are the top, most prestigious events. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is arguably on top of that list. To win the Gold Medal in your category there requires a majority vote of the judges. To win the Double Gold requires the unanimous vote of all the judges.

Tequila 512 Blanco took home the Double Gold Medal in San Francisco when it was released in 2015. The key differentiators are a slow, triple distillation — similar to pot-stilled Irish Whiskey — volcanic spring water, slow filtration, and a special oxygenation step at the end to give it a velvety texture.

Smartass Corner:
“512” is the area code of Austin, Texas, where Tequila 512 is based.

  • Category Tequila
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery La Cofradia
  • Style Tequila Blanco
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is fully and lively with plenty of herbals, succulent agave, and white pepper notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate rises on top of the aroma with notes of fresh-cut grasses, field greens, earthy loam, and more white pepper.

Finish
The finish is long for a Blanco with a nice blooming warmth.

Flavor Spiral TM
About the Flavor Spiral
What does 512 Tequila Blanco taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in 512 Tequila Blanco and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

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  • agave
  • pepper
  • lime juice
  • lemon zest
  • sweet
  • spicy
  • ginger root
  • roasted
  • rye
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.
Tequila is like Champagne or Cognac. It has a Denomination of Origin, meaning it can only be produced in the Jalisco State, Mexico.
In general, price of Tequila goes up with age, so añejos and extra añejos will be the most expensive and blancos the cheapest.
If the Tequila bottle label does not state that it’s manufactured from 100% Blue Agave, then, by default, that Tequila is a Mixto (manufactured from 51% Blue Agave).
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.

Tequila goes bad with time! Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidation and evaporation diminish the quality of the Tequila and destroy the Agave flavor profile.

Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
The strongest Tequila available for sale clocks in at 75% ABV (150 proof). This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but drinking huge amounts of this spirit is likely te-quil-a.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.
Tequila is like Champagne or Cognac. It has a Denomination of Origin, meaning it can only be produced in the Jalisco State, Mexico.
In general, price of Tequila goes up with age, so añejos and extra añejos will be the most expensive and blancos the cheapest.
If the Tequila bottle label does not state that it’s manufactured from 100% Blue Agave, then, by default, that Tequila is a Mixto (manufactured from 51% Blue Agave).
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.

Tequila goes bad with time! Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidation and evaporation diminish the quality of the Tequila and destroy the Agave flavor profile.

Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
The strongest Tequila available for sale clocks in at 75% ABV (150 proof). This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but drinking huge amounts of this spirit is likely te-quil-a.
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