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  • Fortaleza Blanco Still Strength – 750ml

    $129.99
  • Fortaleza Reposado Winter Blend 2023 – 750ml

    $489.99
  • Fortaleza Anejo Tequila – 750 ml

    $229.99
  • Fortaleza Blanco Tequila – 750 ml

    $89.99
  • Fortaleza Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo Tequila – 3pk

    $459.99
  • Fortaleza Reposado Tequila – 750 ml

    $149.99
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  • Fortaleza Tequila is more than just a spirit; it's a celebration of tradition, passion, and the vibrant culture of Mexico. Crafted with meticulous care and an unwavering dedication to quality, Fortaleza Tequila is truly one of the best tequilas in the world. Nestled in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico, in the town of Tequila, the Fortaleza distillery, also known as Destilería La Fortaleza, is a family-owned operation that has been producing exceptional tequila for over five generations. The journey of Fortaleza Tequila begins in the sun-drenched fields of Atotonilco El Alto, where the iconic blue agave plants thrive under the watchful gaze of the Jimenez family. Here, only the ripest and most flavorful agaves are selected for harvest, ensuring that each bottle of Fortaleza Tequila captures the true essence of the land. The agaves are grown with care and allowed to grow to maturity - up to 8 or 9 years. Once harvested, the agave piñas are slowly cooked in traditional stone ovens, a process that allows the sugars to caramelize and develop complex flavors. This time-honored method is a testament to the Jimenez family's commitment to preserving the authentic taste of tequila, eschewing modern shortcuts in favor of tradition. After cooking, the agave piñas are crushed using a tahona, a massive stone wheel that grinds the cooked agave into a pulp. This ancient technique, dating back centuries, imparts a unique texture and character to the resulting juice, setting Fortaleza Tequila apart from mass-produced alternatives. This method is often considered inefficient so it is not used by many other tequilas. However, this is how you get the purest, most flavorful juice for the tequila. The extracted agave juice is then fermented using naturally occurring yeast, a process that can take up to seven days to complete. This slow fermentation allows for the development of rich and nuanced flavors, resulting in a tequila that is truly exceptional in both taste and aroma. Following fermentation, the agave juice is double distilled in small copper pot stills, a method that further refines the spirit and enhances its complexity. Each batch of Fortaleza Tequila is carefully monitored throughout the distillation process, ensuring that only the finest quality spirit makes its way into the bottles. Once distilled, Fortaleza Tequila is left to rest in stainless steel tanks, allowing the flavors to harmonize and mature over time. This resting period is crucial to the final character of the tequila, imparting a smoothness and depth that is the hallmark of Fortaleza's offerings. Finally, the tequila is bottled by hand, with each bottle meticulously inspected to ensure it meets the exacting standards of the Jimenez family. From start to finish, every step of the production process is overseen with care and precision, resulting in a tequila that is truly second to none. The aging process for the reposado and anejo tequila also uses the same care and attention to detail. These bottles are also aged to perfection. But Fortaleza Tequila is more than just a product; it's a testament to the enduring spirit of Mexico and the passion of the Jimenez family. With each sip, drinkers are transported to the sun-drenched fields of Jalisco, where tradition and innovation come together to create something truly remarkable. In a world where mass production often takes precedence over craftsmanship, Fortaleza Tequila stands as a shining example of what can be achieved when tradition is honored and quality is paramount. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail, Fortaleza Tequila is a testament to the rich heritage and timeless appeal of Mexico's most iconic spirit.

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