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Fortaleza Anejo Tequila

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$73.99

Description

One of the best Anejo in the market.

Here is where our blue agaves grow for seven to eight years, caressed with the warmth of the Mexican sun, nourished by the summer rains, and protected from the harsh and cold winter winds.

Visit us and you will feel like you stepped back in time……to the days in 1856 when Don Cenobio, my Great-Great Grandfather, in Spanish called “Tatarabuelo,” arrived in the town of Tequila. Don Cenobio, the first to export Tequila to the United States in 1860’s, started his own brand in 1870’s. His son Don Eladio, my Great-Grandfather or “Bisabuelo,” continued the tradition of making tequila until his death where he passed the tradition to his son, Don Javier, my Grandfather or “Abuelo.”

My Abuelo built the business to become the number one tequila producer in the world and then he sold it to Pedro Domecq Mexico in 1976. Fortunately, my Abuelo, left us with our lands and a small distillery named “LA FORTALEZA,” which means Fortitiude. It was built over a century ago, and was shut down and turned into a tourist museum in 1968 because its traditional process was too “inefficient.” In 1999, we decided to restore our old distillery to produce the finest tequila, using long abandoned, artisan methodology. In 2002, after 34 years as a tourist museum, LA FORTALEZA distilled its first liter of our authentic handcrafted Tequila!

This product will be available in Mexico only under the label name "Los Abuelos

 

NOM: 1493

 

Agave Source: Tequila Valley

 

Cooking Method: Stone/brick oven

 

Crushing Method: 100% stone crushed

 

Distillation: Double Distilled

 

Pot Style: Copper pots

 

Proof: 80 (40% abv)

 

Fermentation: Open-air wood tanks

 

Sugars: 100% agave

 

Water Source: Natural Spring (Tequila Valley)

 

Bottles: Hand-blown in Mexico

 

Aging: 18 months in American Oak

Caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and cooked agave aromas practically jump from the glass in this highly-praised and perfectly-aged añejo. This tequila is so rich and complex that some people are even able to detect pineapple, peach, orange blossom, nutmeg, and raisin in the nose.

Once in your mouth, the full cooked agave experience continues with a thick and oily texture that coats your mouth in a very soothing way. Butterscotch, caramel, toffee, citrus, and hazelnuts are common flavors that people identify.

Fortaleza Añejo is a prized treat for any tequila lover.

 

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29 Reviews

  • 5
    Incredibly Smooth

    Posted by Chad LaTorre on Jul 19th 2021

    Great tasting tequila, incredibly smooth, highly recommend. Will order again.

  • 5
    As good as it gets!

    Posted by Jeff Pisoni on Jul 5th 2021

    The best anejo out there.

  • 5
    Fortaleza Añejo

    Posted by Jesse gonzalez on May 31st 2021

    Best tequila añejo for the money. These people know how to make quality tequila.

  • 5
    FORTALEZA ANEJO

    Posted by Joey Osorio on May 28th 2021

    Probably top 3 anejos of all time.

  • 5
    A favorite

    Posted by John Hyman on May 3rd 2021

    Fortaleza Anejo is what I recommend to Single Malt drinkers looking to explore tequila. I keep a bottle on the shelf at all times, as it offers smoothness, a clean agave taste, and a mild and enjoyable wood expression. Never harsh, this is the epitome of affordable craft tequila. If you prefer a more pronounced agave taste, try their Reposado.

  • 5
    FORTALEZA ANEJO TEQUILA

    Posted by John T Tracey on Mar 10th 2021

    It is very good, I bought a second bottle and after completing this, I will order another, best in class.

  • 5
    Papa's birthday

    Posted by JANGHO on Feb 17th 2021

    Promise! papa can not forget ;)

  • 5
    Exactly what tequila should taste like

    Posted by William Odom on Feb 17th 2021

    I almost didn't bother with writing a review as everyone else is in agreement - this is a 5-star tequila. "Authentic" is the word that best describes this anejo.

    Not overly sweet. Not overly smooth. Well balanced. Just exactly what a good tequila should be. The reposado is also worth buying. You can't go wrong with Fortaleza.

  • 4
    Fortanleza Anejo

    Posted by John Tracey on Jan 20th 2021

    It was very good,

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