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
Great price and flavor, I tend to take this as is or with a lime/salt. Would recommend drinking this.
To the previous comment that Fortaleza Blanco has additives, I don't think that is accurate. This is one of my favorite blancos and it is included in the verified Additive Free list on Teq Matchmaker's site.
This is my first choice of blanco tequilas. Granted it is not pure, it has additives, but I like it better than my old stand by Siete Leguas
After being a Don Julio, Patron, Herradura, and Corralejo drinker for years I was encouraged to try Fortaleza. I can't even begin to describe the revelation it's been! It's hand-over-fist better than anything else I've ever tried. Absolutely wonderful discovery that's completely reinvigorated my excitement for tequila!
I'm a margarita person, so keep in mind I'm not taking this neat, but the flavors bring out all the best qualities of good limes and cointreau. There are no off flavors to "disguise" and it's just a pleasure.
Another Mexican tequila is one of the best there is. Handsomely labeled with a unique lid. I think the taste has its uniqueness. I also really--- liked this tequila!
I have been looking for an every day tequila and have pretty much settled on this one. It is a tough choice as I have been a Siete Leguas
drinker for way many years.
Fortaleza is my favorite tequila. It has such a smooth buttery flavor. The blanco is so unique and fresh. Definitely top shelf. A must have !!!
The best blanco I’ve ever had. Great straight up or in margaritas . Sofa king flavorful.
This is the best tequila that I've ever had. I will definitely purchase again!