Fortaleza Blanco Still Strength Tequila
Agave Source: Tequila Valley
Cooking Method: Stone/brick oven
Crushing Method: 100% stone crushed
Distillation: Double Distilled
Pot Style: Copper pots
Proof: 92 (46% abv)
Fermentation: Open-air wood tanks
Sugars: 100% agave
Water Source: Natural Spring (Tequila Valley)
Bottles: Hand-blown in Mexico
– Grover Sanschagrin / Founder, Tequila Matchmaker
Aromas of fruit, baked fully-ripened agave, green olive, and earth are invitingly present. Slightly brighter and a touch more rustic than the regular blanco, the accents of butter, olive, earth, black pepper, and vegetal qualities in the flavor are enhanced because it comes straight from our small copper pot still, without adding water prior to bottling.
For years, the only way to sample this was to visit our distillery in Tequila, Jalisco. Until now.
- green olives
The flavor of this tequila makes me wonder why there aren't more still-strength tequilas on the market. It the blanco of blancos, and exactly why blancos are about all I buy lately. The fruit and minerality of the agave shines through, as does the masterful work of the distillers. It's beyond delicious. A tahona-cold bargain at this price. Blows so many others away.
One of the best HP blancos I have experienced. The unique taste of green olives and pepper made it outstanding!