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
Posted by Long Island Lou on 15th Jul 2014
What can be said about Fortaleza. It is a Traditional made, Horno cooked, Tahona crushed, Crafty made- Old World Tequila. Not many brands are around like this anymore. The people who make it really care about the product. It is VERY BOLD and COMPLICATED, almost like a MezcaL. It has a lot of things going on. Usually it has a floral,slight brine,slight vanilla, spicy and funky nose. Medium oil, mild brine,peppery initial taste goes to a smooth, pepper/spice and occasional cheesy taste.The finish shows slight heat,and the boldness and complexity of all the flavors end gently.THIS IS A SIPPER TO SAVIOR.-Long Island Lou-https://www.facebook.com/pages/Long-Island-Lou-Tequila/641682619241422
Posted by Agavebear on 20th Aug 2013
Even though I've been drinking tequila for about a year, I was amazed by the taste of Fortaleza. The initial entry is sweet, agave and peppery mid palate, and has a medium level heat in the throat. I had to have a bit more to make sure that I liked it that much. If you are thinking about trying this, order it now! You will not be disappointed.