ElVelo Tequila Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: ElVelo
Nom
1137
85 Ratings See All
$37.99
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Production Details
NOM : 1137 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Tequila Valley), Single Estate ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Screw Mill ,
Water Source : Natural spring water ,
Fermentation : Stainless steel tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Stainless Pot w/Copper Coil ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 44.5% abv (89-proof)
Other : Aeration, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

18
Agave (cooked)
8
Earth
7
Citrus
7
Vegetal
7
Minerals
6
Cinnamon
6
Pepper (black)
4
Grass
4
Alcohol
3
Mint
2
Nutmeg
2
Musty

Flavors Detected

18
Agave (cooked)
10
Earth
10
Pepper (black)
8
Cinnamon
8
Vegetal
8
Minerals
5
Grass
4
Citrus
4
Olive
4
Alcohol
3
Anise
3
White Pepper

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Nose: Grassy agave, and a peculiar aroma that I always find in La Cofradía bottlings, something that makes me think of fruit pits. Palate: Surprisingly mellow for higher proof, initial hot burst of agave and subtle minerality, relatively short finish. I get that grassy fruit pit flavor, very subtle. Mixed up in a margarita and the higher proof absolutely shines. As a sipper, it’s decent, as a mixer, it’s rock solid.

Tequila Badass
478 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Aroma and palate: cinnamon, agave, spice, mineral, citrus, and herbal. Maybe good for cocktails , but not sipping IMHO.

Tequila Phenom
374 ratings
  • 82 Rating

agave and cinnamon on the nose. agave forward on flavor, with cinnamon, vegetal giving way to pepper on the finish. La Cofradia funk is not as pronounced on this one as it is on others from 1137. It is picked up more at the very end of the finish. 1L bottle for 34.99. Screw cap

Tequila Ninja
170 ratings
  • 84 Rating

This is one of the best values in tequila. cinnamon, cooked agave, a touch of honey sweetness. A little earth but not as grassy as I expected. Minerality is there. Good enough to sip neat but fantastic as a mixer.

Tequila Honey Badger
1364 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Tasty offering but for me it still has the Cofradia funk though it certainly is turned down a few notches. The marketing claim to fame of this product is that all agave used are sourced only from Los Valle. In this day and age of agave used being from all over the denomination and possibly outside or not Blue Weber that is the extra effort needed to be unique. Good agave presence with some initial acidity that turns into roasted sweetness that is natural. The sweetness carries over into the finish and leaves the tongue tingling from the 44% ABV.

Tequila Ninja
123 ratings
  • 85 Rating

$29.99 For 1L of this stuff is now a contender for my best value of 2019. Nose full of agave aromas, on the tongue plenty of Cooked Agave flavor, with hints of pepper and earth. Smooth finish with a nice amount of pepper left on the tongue.

Tequila Boss
539 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Elvelo packs a lot of flavors and it's bold. I think it's better as a mixer than a sipper, but it can easily be sipped. It's a great value for a 1 liter bottle for about $29.99. Its a typical La Cofradia tequila with aroma and tasting notes like cinnamon, spice, mineral/grass, vegetal, light citrus and a musty nutmeg-like presence. Perfect for high quality drinks.

Tequila Ninja
101 ratings
  • 83 Rating

I enjoyed this as a sipper. Had musty agave smell. Taste was a descent cinnamon smooth finish.

Tequila Guru
92 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Cooked agave, earthiness, wet dirt, vegetal, some funk.

Tequila Phenom
356 ratings
  • 83 Rating

This gets points for value and high proof and additive free but but but…what about the important points like taste and finish? I’m going to disagree with other reviews that indicate cooked agave. No….This is raw agave. This also has minerality and an earthy/vegetal taste. There’s some light pepper on the finish and there is no alcohol burn. This is not really complex, which is ok, and I agree that this would be a fine cocktail tequila (once again, not a disparaging comment). It doesn’t measure up to a traditional sipping standard but it does measure up to a quality complimentary product. I really don’t trust this distillery to make a top shelf product (look at all the garbage…Antano is one of the worst ever made and sold by Total Wine but that’s another story) but perhaps we should give them credit for moving towards additive free and maybe this will improve their product line. Wow….What a ramble…Take away the bonus points and you end up with a mediocre tequila. Re-review I came back to this after a few weeks. I have added 2 points in the flavor profile. It exhibits a bit more agave and a touch of approachable sweetness. I have been sipping this for 3 straight days to confirm consistency. I’m glad I gave this another shot. This reconfirms my belief that we need to revisit our experiences and change them if necessary. (Antano is still terrible)

Tequila Guru
78 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Awesome value for a good additive free Blanco

Tequila Ninja
175 ratings
  • 82 Rating

The house well tequila at Commis Restaurant and Bar in Piedmont, Ca. NOM 1137 A light grassy minerality and a clean briny finish.

Tequila Savant
236 ratings
  • 84 Rating

The only Tequila I would recommend from La Cofradia. The notorious cofradia funk is muted just enough to make it complimentary to the agave flavor that comes through more than their other offerings. The higher proof makes it amazing for cocktails but can still be sipped. For $25 1L I think it’s a steal!

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 76 Rating

Hint of grapefruit

Tequila Savant
243 ratings
  • 77 Rating

Decent. Bright agave notes. Not a lot of complexity. At least it’s additive free.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Good minerality in the flavor profile. Slightly sweet on the finish. Amazing value on the liters

Tequila Guru
89 ratings
  • 81 Rating

Not a bad introductory blanco tequila , it hits all the marks agave shines additive free a little pepper on the finishing and is well priced

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Great high proof budget 1l for $25. Pleasantly surprised.

Tequila Warrior
43 ratings
  • 86 Rating

This Tequila is excellent!! Even at the higher proof, and like most Tequilas, the first sip needs to adjust your palate and mouth to any Tequila - but after that, this is a very drinkable and enjoyable one. It has a unique flavor that is hard to describe, along with cinnamon and the earthy tone flavors. A true gem !

Tequila Savant
241 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Quite a bit going on in smell and taste. $30 for a 1 liter higher proof. Very green, earthy, mint, pepper, anise… the finish is nice on this one.

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
  • 77 Rating

butterscotch, toast, cut grass, slight funk of dried grass in finish High proof suits well for mixing

Tequila Ninja
115 ratings
  • 75 Rating

Funky agave on the nose, the palate is sweet, cooked agave, some pepper towards the end, finishes with an alcohol note that numbs the tongue.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 75 Rating

Agave, alcohol & pepper -- nose, mouth & finish. On the nose, a little strong on the alcohol for me. Then again, it *is* 89 proof. Solid choice for mixing. Better than much of what you might see/drink at your local taco bar. For me, on par with Tres Agaves, but behind El Mayor & Olmeca Altos, my top choice in this price bracket (both of which I'm happy to sip neat). (For comparison, not a fan of Espolon, at the same price bracket in NoVA.)

Tequila Ninja
156 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Cooked agave, citrus, pepper, vegetal, banana, minerals, very light green olive brine. Delightful neat or in a tequila forward-cocktail. Very rich and bold at 44.5 abv! The flavors really come through nicely in a margarita or Tequila/Topo Chico. Blind taste this with your favorites and it will hold its own. Haven’t found a better blanco under $50.

Tequila Freak
26 ratings
  • 85 Rating

My kinda blanco. Big, bold flavor with a nice rich, oily, full mouth and a lasting finish. For $25~ for a liter, almost impossible to beat. Can easily be sipped, probably makes a fantastic margarita.

Other news & reviews

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Long Island Lou Tequila
Jun 20, 2018

Elvelo Tequila - High Proof and High Value for Amazing Cocktails

Elvelo Tequila is yet another brand to add to the list, coming out of La Cofradia distillery- NOM 1137 in the valle region of Jalisco, Mexico.