Finished in an Oloroso sherry cask, Imperial is Don Fulano’s oldest tequila. Exceptionally smooth and complex, with a great combination of elegance and power, it is abundant in fruit notes and spices like clove and macadamia, and deeper layers of maple, tobacco and a lavish aroma of black cherry which frames its intense personality. Velvety and lingering with a delightful finish.
Referred to as ‘the orchard of Jalisco’ due to its vast and exuberant vegetation, Atotonilco is in the highlands and the first town you come to when travelling up from Guadalajara in the south and it is here that the Fonseca family grow and harvest their premium blue agave.
Dedicated to agriculture, the Fonseca family were major suppliers of all basic crops, grains, and fruits, but by the 1960’s their main focus had shifted to agave as they began to supply many of the tequila producers throughout the highlands.
The mission at Don Fulano has always been to produce exceptional tequila. They employ a truly unique dual distillation process; an old style double column still and also a traditional copper pot still, using heat to eliminate any unwanted alcohols. The two distillates are then blended. Anywhere between 12-16% of the distillate comes from the column still, this process is used exclusively by Don Fulano and allows them to consistently create tequilas of the highest quality.
AROMA: Fruits and earth predominate. There is the lightest touch of cinnamon and agave.
TASTE: Light fruits with caramel and vanilla make up the sweet side of this tequila. The less prominent, spicier notes can be attributed to light oak and black pepper. The texture is very well rounded. Finish is medium in length with a little more spice than the initial taste.
ENJOY: Sipping mezcal is enjoyed slowly and with friends. Makes premium cocktails.