Fortaleza Anejo Tequila

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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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23 Reviews

  • 5
    One of our favorites.

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 27th 2016

    Just a clean fresh tasting tequila.

  • 5
    None Finer

    Posted by Stuart on Nov 3rd 2016

    I was introduced to this Tequila while living in Jalisco, Mexico. I have to believe that the stone-ground process coupled with the extreme care taken by the distiller has made Fortaleza a superior product. This will always be my favorite.

  • 5

    Posted by Jason on Oct 26th 2016

    Amazing! Shocked me.

  • 5
    how about a bottle for my time?

    Posted by Jax on Jun 14th 2016

    quality tequila, you'll enjoy. the bottle is a keeper.

  • 5
    Great Tequila!!!

    Posted by Steve on Apr 25th 2016

    Very smooth. Great sipping tequila.

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