Tequila 512

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1137

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KC Hensley
Tequila Lover
11 ratings

Bryce Taylor
Tequila Connoisseur
59 ratings

Tequila 512 - 512 is the area code for Austin, TX. Is this the official tequila of Austin Texas? This is a good Añejo for the price. I detect sweet agave, caramel, vanilla and white pepper on the nose. I taste orange peel, citrus & cooked agave. There is a smooth sweet finish that is probable due to being triple distilled. Hopefully you have access to this tequila. Go buy some!

Avram Ross
Tequila Fan
1 ratings

Sweet, peppery, smooth finish

joseph terrell
Tequila Enthusiast
3 ratings

excellent blanco, viscous, grassy, light

Mike Kent
Tequila Lover
10 ratings

Shaun Houser
Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings

Carrie Crutchfield
Tequila Freak
24 ratings

Chris Mothersole
Tequila Maniac
36 ratings

Earthy aroma, hints of agave and cinnamon. Peppery flavor, with a spiciness that lingers in the finish. Simple, but enjoyable.

Rick Levy
Tequila Savant
262 ratings

Scott Willis’ Austin, TX based brand made by La Cofradia’s Master Distiller, Louis Trejo. First lot, bottle 114/512. Production: Made with volcanic spring water and estate grown agaves from the central lowlands outside of Tequila, JAL. Slow filtered over 24 hours and oxygenated. Aged 13 months in used bourbon barrels. Glass: Straw color. After coating the glass, tears are slow to form, and crawl slowly down the glass. Legs are narrow and very slow to dissipate. Scattered pearls remain on the glass. Aroma: Agave-forward, herbal with cooked agave and white pepper as well as signature lowlands notes of mint, grapefruit and lime. Maybe some earth and green pineapple. Entry: Entry is thin and smooth, just slightly oily. Flavor: Surprised (but not disappointed) by a lack of sweetness. Pepper, barrel spice and agave in the form of mild apple, grapefruit and lemon. Light notes of butter, cinnamon and oak. These barrels must be fairly depleted; I would not have guessed bourbon barrels since those typical notes are absent. Finish: A long finish of mild intensity. Mostly wet and peppery with a touch of tannin dryness and alcohol heat. You might also find some minerality around the edges of the palate. Conclusion: Excellent. For an anejo, this has some agave/pepper machismo to it, without the sweet barrel notes often found in anejos. Big lowlands flavor. At an expected $35–37, this would be an extreme value. If you like light repos or lowlands profiles, check this out.

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Austin Food Magazine
Apr 14, 2016

Tequila 512 Raises over $1 Million to Fund Expansion

Austin-based Tequila 512 has secured more than $1 million in growth funding from private investors. Scott Willis, president and founder of Tequila 512, plans to use the new funding to add team members, boost advertising and marketing budgets, and expand i

Austin Business Journal
Apr 09, 2015

Qué pasa? Austin tequila maker takes top award at San Francisco competition

Tequila 512, a small batch blanco tequila created by Austin entrepreneur Scott Willis, took home the top Double Gold award for best silver/gold tequila at the 15th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Austin 360
Apr 02, 2015

Tequila 512 introduces a reposado to Austin market

Two recent milestones have proven how far Scott Willis has come with the tequila operation he’s bootstrapped together since November 2012, when he started self-distributing Tequila 512’s blanco tequila to local bars and stores.

The Austin Chronicle
Aug 23, 2013

Scott Willis Wants to Be the Tito of Tequila

Sipping tequila with the spirited founder of 512