Fortaleza Anejo Tequila
The founders of Fortaleza credit their great-great grandfather, Don Cenebio, with being the first person to export 'mezcal de tequila' and for shortening the name to simply Tequila. He founded his first distillery – La Perseverancia – in 1873, in the town of Tequila, Jalisco and raved about the attributes of Blue Agave. Today we have 5th generation Don Guillermo making tequila in the same way it was made over 100 years ago – with a small brick oven to cook the agave, a tahona to squeeze the juices out of the agave, wood tanks for fermentation, and the 2 original copper pots for distillation. Don Guillermo re-launched Destileria La Fortaleza in 2005 with the goal to make the best tequila possible, with the traditional, artisinal ways.
Look for caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and cooked agave aromas in this highly-praised and perfectly-aged Añejo. This tequila is so rich and complex that more aromas come forward of pineapple, peach, orange blossom, nutmeg, and raisins. Once in your mouth, the 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.
“Rich and complex. As good as tequila gets.”
– Tracie Cone / Tequila Aficionado