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Fortaleza Tequila Añejo

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About Fortaleza Tequila Añejo

A unique Añejo. Aged 18 months: complex, tasty, and bold, without being overly sweet or too heavy.  

"Fortaleza is earthier, sweeter, and full of roasted agave flavor—it has what a wine snob might call terroir. It’s a tequila Don Cenobio would be proud to know his descendants produce." - Bloomberg

750ml & 80 Proof

Tasting Notes A beautiful expression, notes of caramel, butterscotch, black pepper, cooked agave, black pepper, a touch of vanilla and citrus peel.

Ways to Enjoy

Classic: sip it all the livelong day

Unexpected: Use in place of whiskey for a luxurious and distinctive Añejo Old-Fashioned


90 rating - Tequila Matchmaker panel & community

Production Notes

Production methods are strictly old-world, as befits a distillery with this family history. Brick horno oven cooked, tahona stone crushed. Small wood vat for fermenting and distillation in copper stills. Then aged in American oak for 18 months. And that's it. Nothing more needed for one of the world's best añejos.

Tequiliana Weber agaves are harvested from El Valle (the lowlands) in the town of Tequila. The distillery is NOM 1493.
Founder Facts
Fortaleza (which means fortitude) was founded in 2005 by Guillermo Sauza, the great great grandson of Don Cenobio Sauza. Don Cenobio is known as the father of Tequila, founder of the Sauza family of tequilas and the first person to import tequila to the USA in the late 1800s. Though the original distillery was sold in the late 1980s, Guillermo Sauza started anew in 2005. The present pays great tribute to the past, building on the old traditions to become what Tequila Fortaleza is today: an essential tequila for the tequila aficionado or connoisseur.

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