Fortaleza Blanco Tequila

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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

Tasting Notes

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


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15 Reviews

  • 5
    This is my go to Tequila for everything.

    Posted by Bob Franco on Sep 3rd 2020

    The best blanco I’ve ever had. Great straight up or in margaritas . Sofa king flavorful.

  • 5
    The best tequila

    Posted by Laron Worsley on May 28th 2020

    This is the best tequila that I've ever had. I will definitely purchase again!

  • 5

    Posted by David V on May 26th 2020

    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.

  • 5
    Fortaleza Blanco

    Posted by Jarna on May 15th 2020

    One of my favorite good priced sipping Blanco’s. It’s smooth and comes in a beautiful bottle as well

  • 5
    Definitely One of the Top 5 Blanco Tequilas

    Posted by tequila maestro on May 2nd 2020

    Fortaleza has so much family history. Known as los Abuelos in Mexico. excellent And smooth blanco.

  • 5
    Bueno Blanco

    Posted by Craig on Mar 30th 2020

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by John Brasher on Dec 19th 2019

    One of the smoothest Tequilas I’ve ever sipped. Every connoisseur needs to give this one a try.

  • 5
    Great tequila

    Posted by Jarna on Aug 26th 2019

    Excellent budget friendly blanco.

  • 5
    What all Tequilas should strive to be.

    Posted by Eddy on Aug 7th 2019

    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!

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