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
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Easily one of the best tequilas I’ve ever tried and for sure the best blanco. Definitely lived up to the hype. It is amazingly smooth and has some great tasting notes of agave citrus and minerals.
Always worth the effort to find this, the Blanton's of tequilas.
Highly recommend, new to the world of quality tequila but so far #1 on my list.
one of the best. up there with g4. although there are better tequilas, it’s a cost factor
This is a smooth, no additive, crisp , reasonably priced Tequila. Fortaleza is top tier tequila that can be enjoyed straight or mixed. It’s a rare find so if you see it , buy it and you won’t regret it
Not much too say besides it's probably the BEST BLANCO on the market. So clean, so pure, it's happiness in a bottle
If you don’t have ten empties of this by now, well I dont know what to tell you. It seems to me that there are two things required to make good tequila: a love for tequila, and the honest process which emerges from that love and respect. There are other tequilas which I like more, and other tequilas which I pay more for, but fortaleza is the fkn standard of tequila to which we all hold up any other for comparison.
I absolutely love this Tequila. So many tastes come out of Fortaleza....
Nothing in this world I like better than sipping FORTALEZA BLANCO with a cold beer on the side and Chips salsa
Fortaleza Blanco is so good! True agave flavor and old world production. Great Juice