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
Aromas of citrus, and rich cooked agave fill your nose in this unique and very special blanco tequila. Also present: butter, olive, earth, black pepper, and a deep inviting vegetal complexity.
Flavors include citrus, cooked agave, vanilla, basil, olive, and lime. The finish is long and deep, complex yet easy to drink.
Fortaleza Blanco is a true aficionado’s tequila.
One of the best blanco 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
This is the best tequila that I've ever had. I will definitely purchase again!
Excellent flavor especially for a blanco. I use it in my Paloma’s with grapefruit juice and Fresh Lime juice. I also ordered the Casa Noble Blanco. I would choose the Fortaleza all day!! Great flavor also as a shot.
One of my favorite good priced sipping Blanco’s. It’s smooth and comes in a beautiful bottle as well
Fortaleza has so much family history. Known as los Abuelos in Mexico. excellent And smooth blanco.
There is some variation in tastes in Blancos because there no barrel aging taste influence. When Fortaleza is on it’s game, there’s no better. Sometimes you will get a bottle that’s not as good. Still my go-to Blanco though.
One of the smoothest Tequilas I’ve ever sipped. Every connoisseur needs to give this one a try.
Excellent budget friendly blanco.
Part of me wants to tell you this is the best tequila there is. The other part wants to tell you that you are not worthy and not to buy it. (Hey, more for me!) You decide!
A very good blanco. Not as smooth as I was hoping for. Was hoping for more based on the rave reviews everywhere. Worth the price if on sale.