Why Primo 1861 Blanco Is VinePair’s Best Tequila of the Year

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The number of blanco tequilas on the market can be head-spinning. Though añejos and reposados tend to command a hefty price tag, premium blancos are now catching up in prestige, and it can be hard to know what you’re in for when you pick up a new bottle from the shelf. But we did the heavy lifting by tasting through hundreds of tequilas this past calendar year, and after all the dust settled, there was one expression that we felt was deserving of the top spot: Primo 1861 Blanco.

Clocking in at 43 percent ABV and hailing from Los Altos de Jalisco, Primo 1861 Blanco is more than just a phenomenal tequila — it’s an exemplary ode to rustic distillation techniques and family roots that trace all the way back to the 1700s.

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