512 Blanco Tequila
Tequila Valley, Jalisco, Mexico
The 512 Tequila brand owners are based in Austin, Texas, hence the 512, Austin’s area code. The spirit is produced under contract at Jalisco's La Cofradia distillery. The agaves are roasted in stone ovens, and the distillate is 24-hour filtered and oxygenated. The 512 is unaged.
Tequila BlancoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is typically unaged , clear, and bottled straight after distillation. Sometimes rested in stainless steel up to 60 days and can also be aged in wood for no more than 30 days.
"512's pungent nose is of cooked agave with other vegetal tones. On the palate, the vegetal quality persists (think cucumber); it's almost beer-like (or perhaps reminiscent of pulque) with generous pepper accents. The mouthfeel is suave but somewhat at odds with the taste. Some sweetness takes over from the pepper on the finish."