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Scott Willis

Founder, Tequila 512


Scott Willis is the imagination and determination behind Tequila 512, an award-winning, small-batch tequila based in Austin, Texas.

After graduating from Texas Tech with a Marketing degree, Scott moved to Austin to pursue a career in the live music industry. Instead, he wound up forging a successful career in technology sales, working with industry giants like Dell and Apple. Still, he had larger aspirations. After reading an article about Tito’s Vodka, Scott – an entrepreneur at heart – focused his energy on creating his own brand of spirits.

After settling on tequila, Scott spent nearly seven years traveling through Mexico. In Jalisco, he found Luis Trejo, master distiller at La Cofradia. Together, they created Tequila 512. Scott officially launched the company in 2012. Only three years later, Tequila 512 Blanco was awarded Double Gold and Best in Show at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Today, Tequila 512 employs 4 people and is sold in over 1,000 locations in multiple states.


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