Fortaleza tequila is considered the best sipping tequila in Australia. It is the same tequila that is released under the Los Abuelos label for the local Mexican market. A trademark conflict with a Rum in America forced the brand to release it's export tequila under a different name. It is made from 100% estate grown agave and crafted to perfection by the master distillers at Tequila Los Abuelos in Jalisco, Mexico. Fortaleza means "Fortitude".
Many attribute the high quality tequila of Fortaleza to the traditional production methods employed at Los Abuelos. Firstly, only estate grown agaves are used which gives the Master distiller Guillermo Sauza complete control. A tahona wheel is used for maceration and brick ovens for cooking, both of which are considered artisanal production methods. The impact on the aroma, taste and mouthfeel are certainly noticed. The agave mosto (or juice) is then naturally fermented for five days in small wood vats, and then double distilled using small, labour-intensive copper pot stills.
Fortaleza tequila is known for it's rich, complex, agaved packed flavours and doesn't disappoint. The core range includes blanco, still strength blanco, reposado and anejo. From time to time, the distillery put out special releases such as the winter blend.
If you're after the world's best tequila, you must try Fortaleza. Enjoy!
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