Tequila Primo 1861 Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Primo 1861
Nom
1579
70 Ratings See All
$64.99
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Retail Partner Old Town Tequila

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Production Details
NOM : 1579 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona ,
Water Source : Natural spring water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, Stainless steel tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 43% abv (86-proof)
Other : No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

20
Agave (cooked)
10
Citrus
8
Minerals
7
Cinnamon
6
Vegetal
6
Pepper (black)
5
Anise
4
Apple (green)
4
Earth
4
Grass (cut)
4
Lime
4
Olive

Flavors Detected

23
Agave (cooked)
15
Pepper (black)
9
Cinnamon
8
Anise
8
Citrus
6
Minerals
5
Fruity
5
Grass
4
Butter
4
Vegetal
4
Earth
3
Lactic

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
130 ratings
  • 92 Rating

From blind tasting: I’m getting old school production notes most likely made with agaves from the Valles. Very complex! Aroma: Wet cement, earthy, minerals, olive and smoke Taste: Peppery, smoke, vegetal and earthy

Tequila Savant
223 ratings
  • 88 Rating

This is why I love tequila from the beginning the smell and the taste of the Agave. Is in perfect balance. love this Blanco.

Tequila Ninja
120 ratings
  • 89 Rating

One of my favorite noses. Sweet agave for days + black pepper. Tastes of Cooked agave and a ton of black pepper, riding on top of a little citrus kick. A little heat from the 43% numbs the throat a bit. Looooong finish, if a tad one-dimensional. Wonderful blanco!

Tequila Savant
262 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Cooked agave, cinnamon on the nose with some greeness, minerality from the water….. tartness on the mouth like a crisp green apple with a black pepper kick.

Tequila Phenom
320 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Purchased in May 2022 for USD65. Nose: cooked agave competes with minerality from the spring water. Definitely unique when compared to other NOM 1579 blancos. Palate: cooked agave, minerality, tart fruitiness, perhaps banana. Finish: hint of sweetness, lingering but faint black pepper.

Tequila Honey Badger
1243 ratings
  • 90 Rating

The more this is sipped the more the sweetness of the whole comes out in the mouth. Bright, peppery, agave sweetness, 100% spring water, wood fermentation all in total makes for a bold, flavorful, punch in the mouth which leaves the tip and front of the tongue buzzing for several minutes from the 43% ABV. I like Don Heiser's idea of having this in and with ceviche. Bold enough to not be covered up by the seafood and rich enough to complement the whole. note that I have had several spring water only Blanco bottles directly from El Pandillo, including a couple of 55% offerings but this is the first retail product with that formulation.

Tequila Honey Badger
1191 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Aroma: strong agave, pepper, earthy, minerals, citrus, complex Flavor: agave, pepper, smoke, cement Finish: medium. agave, baking spices

Tequila Wizard
714 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Nose: lots of sweet cooked agave, hints os spearmint, wet dirt, citrus, lime zest, cinnamon, earthy, allspice, and Parmesan cheese in the background Flavor: cooked agave, agave sweetness, citrus, light anise, silky mouth feel, some vanilla and cinnamon, and white pepper Finish: is very nice and long, it’s full of agave, nutmeg, a hint of Parmesan cheese, and your gums tingle with white pepper This Tequila would pair nicely with a shrimp and scallop ceviche and would work as part of the sauce

Tequila Wizard
838 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Nose: Mint, freshly cut grass, and dusty gravel after a summer rain. Lemon/lime zest, loquats and a green apple cider note. A dark brown sugar agave sweetness, laced with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. A kiss of anise, white pepper and parmesan. All subtly woven together to give the bouquet warmth and depth. Flavor: There is a bolder burst of spice and cracked black pepper than the aromas would have suggested. Silky, oily, mouth filling agave. A nutty, cinnamon tinged Graham cracker flavor sneaks in. There is a layered complexity that is hard to precisely define. Likely attributable to the wood fermenters. Finish: A nice retrohale to Primo 1861. The combined fruit, pepper and spice finish have staying power.

Tequila Boss
528 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aromas of green apple, herbs, cut grass and cinnamon. Cooked agave and cinnamon flavor- nice oily mouthfeel. Bright and crisp.

Tequila Honey Badger
1004 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Who doesn't get excited each time a new product rolls out of El Pandillo? This is the newest one and we were lucky enough to get an early bottle. Slightly different production methods used here, as this is the first one to make use of the wood fermentation tanks recently installed. Fermentation is a mix (20% wood tanks, 80% stainless steel, both without fiber.) It's also the first product from El Pandillo to use 100% spring water (which they also used to create steam for the brick ovens.) Aroma: Cooked agave, earth, some green apple, anise and white pepper. Not overly complicated but if you search long enough you'll find nice subtle hints revealing themselves slowly. Flavor: Pretty much all cooked agave on the flavor. No complaints there! It has a thick and oily mouthfeel. Finish: Probably my favorite part of this tequila. The cooked agave sweetness lingers and some nice cinnamon comes through. Nice touch. The first batch consists of 1,780 cases, which should arrive early January to the USA (California, Texas, New Jersey, Florida, and Illinois.) Recommended? Of course! You need to try this!

Tequila Savant
246 ratings
  • 88 Rating

My understanding is 20% is fermented in open-air wood tanks (the rest in stainless) using 100% spring water at El Pandillo. It’s definitely agave forward and clean. Bright agave perfume on the nose, but not as floral as some others at 1579. Going down it’s packed with juicy agave, pepper, grass, mint, with a creamy mouth and a fairly long finish. I dig it.

Tequila Savant
255 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Nice legs with beautiful clarity. The aroma is big agave, some minerality, and a light touch of citrus. The agave gets bolder with some pepper. The finish continues the agave and pepper and also adds some anise. This is a 43 ABV which accentuates the agave. This is not a “shooter” or cocktail tequila. This is a tequila that has a historical taste. “Old School” characteristics. Agave forward. You appreciate what agave aromas and flavor are. This is fantastic.

Tequila Guru
88 ratings
  • 91 Rating

very fresh on the nose, to burn whatsoever and very agave forward, very light on the herbs and minerals. the mild hint of citrus and banana is different. on the palate it is very bold. great agave taste and the limestone minerality come thru nicely, anis and sage upfront. ightly pepered and fruity. a bit lactic like a hint of aged parmesean cheese, the vegetality is superb.. again very fresh.. wonderful sipper. the finish is very flavorful with spicy hints. the legs and tears are held nicely. can't wait for a Primo Reposado... wishful thinking... lol off my wishlist and into my tequila cabinet.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 77 Rating

Lots of minerals on the nose, but none on the palate. Getting a bitter taste as others have mentioned. Maybe just not for my palate

Tequila Ninja
114 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Excited to try this release. Keith at Southern Spirits COMES THROUGH HUGE AGAIN! Citrus, slight mint & agave on the nose; strong agave, light pepper & more grassy citrus across the front; definite strong licorice on the backend. Terrific deal under $70USD!

Tequila Ninja
178 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Went through most of the bottle before I tested this one. Really well made with good flavors but something is off for me. Compared it to Fortaleza Blanco and it's mostly favorable but I'm picking up a little more bitterness in the primo. Maybe just this bottle is off. I'll try it again later and see if I have the same opinion.

Tequila Freak
20 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Bottle: LPr0001B, 20/12/2021 Appearance: Clear Aroma: Heavy roasted agave, black pepper, citrus, wet earth, and minerality…truly wonderful Palate: Roasted agave, black pepper, wet earth, orange peel, herbaceous, cinnamon, and apples…the spring water is really noticeable here…exquisite Finish: Long, full of agave, sweetness, earthiness, butter, anise, and moderate alcohol…exceptional Overall: This is such a treat. If you’re looking for a tequila that’s familiar yet unique, look no further. I purchased this bottle from Total Wine for $75 and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Tequila Ninja
133 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Bright agave nose, very clean. signature 1579 flavor

Tequila Guru
80 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Wonderful aroma! Clean agave with some fruit (pineapple, citrus, apple), vegetal, river rocks. Delightful flavor and mouth feel. More clean agave with some cinnamon, grass. The purity of the water is amazing. Nice long finish. The slightly higher ABV definitely enhances the experience.

Tequila Aficionado
55 ratings
  • 89 Rating

primo 1861 tasted July 9 2022 NOM 1579 Lote LPr0001B Dec 22 2021 NOTES: NOSE: Grass earth agave apples cinnamon TASTE: agave funk/cheese pepper cinnamon fruit FINISH: a little heat on end, subtle finish I ranked this #1 of all the 1579 blanco expressions I tried tonight (only one I didn't taste was Don Vicente)

Tequila Guru
76 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Blind: Aroma: very vegetal with citrus and even red fruits. Grass, bamboo shoots, orange, pineapple, hints of plum which is delicious Flavor: also delicious. Still vegetal, minerality of stones comes through. Smoky Mouth feel / finish: leaves a pleasant warmth in the chest. Oily mouthfeel I think this is cascahuin tahona blanco…

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 85 Rating

I really enjoyed this flavor profile. Really complex with a lot of agave shine. Def not a cocktail blanco but more of a sipping favorite. I get a lot of tart fruit and fig, some lime notes. Overall nice softness. Loving this summer blanco.

Tequila Phenom
306 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Another nice spirt from Felipe. Taste of nice rich agave, loads of minerals, citrus fruit like pineapple or banana , anise, pepper The spring water really gives this a different profile. Very nice.

Tequila Savant
200 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Primo 1861 Blanco is a wonderful, rich expression that is worth keeping around. It's a 43% ABV blanco. It has a creamy nose, superb taste, and an extremely long and enjoyable finish. This can be found for $65 (Old Town) or $75 ( Sip Tequila). While the price can tend to drag down its rating, I find it to be a wonderful bottle and worthwhile of its price. I whole heartily echo Don Heiser's comments.