Tequila Primo 1861 Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Primo 1861
Nom
1579
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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

63
Agave (cooked)
34
Citrus
32
Minerals
25
Pepper (black)
14
Earth
14
Vegetal
11
Anise
11
Herbal
10
Agave (raw)
10
Cinnamon
9
Lime
9
Grass

Flavors Detected

77
Agave (cooked)
46
Pepper (black)
39
Citrus
29
Minerals
20
Anise
16
Earth
15
Cinnamon
15
Vegetal
13
Herbal
12
Alcohol
11
Mint
8
Fruity

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
169 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Vibrant nose - Agave heavy Extremely soft mid palate, no alcohol presence —vegetative, mineral forward, floral. Peppery. Wonderful finish, extremely agave forward throughout. Nice and clean. Minerality is strong, nice sweetness. Easy drinker.

Tequila Phenom
308 ratings
  • 87 Rating

It is very good, no wonder coming from El Pandillo. However, the value proposition vs. other offerings is hard given they produce such great tequilas. Will compare with the G4 madera to truly say if the price difference is worth it. The bottle is very nice though.

Tequila Ninja
105 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Strong agave notes and malolactic on the nose. Cooked agave, citrus and subtle cheese. Smooth short finish. Easy to sip.

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 89 Rating

One of the newcomers from 1579. I originally had this at the pool during the summer time and revisited it to see if I still felt the same way about it. Spoiler alert: I did. On the nose, cooled agave and pineapple dominate. Loads of citrus and a minerals, but that fruity pineapple note keeps coming in and out. There’s definitely a lot of other citrus noted but it shifts too fast for me to really pin it down. I want to say grapefruit, but then it’s lime. On the palate, this is full bodied and delicious agave. The 43% does this a lot of favors. That citrus comes through very distinctly, followed by a very mineral finish. Definitely some tropical fruit in there, and there’s something that just feels like like 1579, but I can’t really pinpoint exactly what it is. Overall a delicious tequila. Nice bottle, beautiful top to add to my collection, and very tasty. I’ve shared this with a few people and it’s been a hit. Definitely quality stuff and really par for the course for 1579. It’s different enough to be it’s own thing, but similar enough to know you’re getting the quality you’d expect from El Pandillo.

Tequila Ninja
110 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Agave and sweet citrus aroma, sweet agave on the mouth, medium-long black pepper finish. Very very very good Blanco!!

Tequila Badass
478 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Aroma: Salt, brine, anis, fruity, wood, musk, citrus, all/spice, green apple, lemon, white pepper, rain water, herbal, cooked agave, nutmeg and little vanilla with light-cinnamon. Tahona stone mineral and brick clay. Nice coper cork top representing the family shield ? Palate: Mineral, spring water, silky texture, some heat, agave, wet earth, Peppermint, orange citric, Herbal. Finish: with the same aroma and palate flavors, some heat, you can taste the spring water, pepper, and citrus acidity . Bottle LPr0001B date: 12/20/21

Tequila Badass
437 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Delicious blanco, nice spice, agave forward, citrus, balanced flavor to alcohol. Another winner from 1579

Tequila Ninja
123 ratings
  • 87 Rating

A - At first, I picked up the scent of cooked agave, bell pepper, and buttered popcorn. Later, earthy scents of limestone minerality, olive, yeast, later giving way to stone fruits, vanilla, dill, anise on the nose. The aroma had me excited to dive into taste.   T – Cooked agave and mint was ever present; notes of citrus (mostly lime for me), vanilla, basil, alcohol, white pepper, licorice, and almond took turns on the dance floor. I enjoyed the flavor. F – The finish is fine, doubling-down on the musty, earthy minerality. There is black licorice and baking soda at the end. Overall – This is a quality, well-made tequila that I would recommend.

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 89 Rating

From a blind tasting of various blanco tequilas. Aroma: Citrus forward, fresh squeezed lime, and a pleasant minerality. Lightly vegetal, mainly celery, as well as light agave. Taste: Lightly sweet, with vegetal notes and a slight but not unpleasant bitter flavor, light mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Finish: Citrus and cooked agave with notes of black pepper, flavor coats and lingers.

Tequila Ninja
169 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Blind tasting- N- citrus, white pepper, vegetal agave T- cooked agave, lemon/lime citrus, jalapeno, pineapple MF- oily F- long and spicy

Tequila Ninja
176 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
253 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Bright agave nose, very clean. signature 1579 flavor

Tequila Savant
251 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 Savant
286 ratings
  • 91 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 Boss
506 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 Ninja
142 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 Badass
416 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
290 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 Boss
508 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
1353 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
1451 ratings
  • 87 Rating

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

Tequila Wizard
953 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
977 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. Butterscotch? 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
548 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
1042 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!

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