Tequila Fortaleza is made with 100% blue agaves that are harvested from the Sauza plantation in the town of Tequila. After harvesting they slowly roast the agaves in an authentic brick oven, or horno for 50 to 72 hours and then the cooked agave pinas are crushed using a traditional stone wheel, or Tahona. The crushed agaves are then washed with the pure mountain water from the Volcán de Tequila to separate the pulp from the woody fibers to create the agave juice called mosto. The agave mosto is then fermented naturally for five days in small wooden vats, and then double distilled in small copper stills in small batches.
Fortaleza Tequila Anejo has been carefully aged two years in used whiskey barrels, mostly from Jim Beam and Jack Daniels. The resulting spirit is a remarkably smooth and alluringly complex tequila worth savoring. While the spicy flavor of the agave is still present, this oak aging lends tremendous complexity and depth: vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, chocolate, toasted walnut and a hint of coffee grace the palate and last though a warming finish.
Product of Mexico
Alcohol by Volume: 40%