Confirmed Additive-Free Brand

Fortaleza

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

Recent Ratings

See how Fortaleza ranks in our community.

Asaf Cohen
Tequila Ninja
185 ratings

Andrew Davis
Tequila Savant
231 ratings

Mike B (Great Lakes Tequila Club)
Tequila Savant
288 ratings

Fruity nose—with peach? Notes of cherry and almond stand out on the flavor. Only had one glass and will have to revisit my review when there’s more.

chuck u farley
Tequila Ninja
152 ratings

chuck u farley
Tequila Ninja
152 ratings

chuck u farley
Tequila Ninja
152 ratings

Lote 18, I don’t know what went wrong but but both bottles had a shitty finish

chuck u farley
Tequila Ninja
152 ratings

chuck u farley
Tequila Ninja
152 ratings

Ryan Okerström
Tequila Ninja
117 ratings

Latest News

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NY Times
Dec 08, 2022

The Best Blanco Tequilas

The 12 finalists are tequilas that offer vibrant and varied aromas and flavors with good texture and a pleasing aftertaste.

TasteTequila.com
Oct 13, 2022

Tequila’s Consistency Conundrum

How the tequila industry manages the unrealistic expectations put on a natural product.

LA Times
Aug 17, 2021

Celebrity tequila history, from Michael Jordan to the Rock

Kendall Jenner, Michael Jordan, the Rock. How American celebrities are changing Mexico’s tequila industry.

TasteTequila.com
Mar 24, 2021

Añejo Alarm: Why Aged Tequilas Are Disappearing

Here's the reason for the añejo and extra añejo shortage that you probably didn't know was coming.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Nov 09, 2020

Fortaleza Winter Blend Reposado 2020... It's The Bomb

Lou gives his seal of approval on this special reposado release from Fortaleza.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Oct 04, 2020

'Sippin' With Lou' - Fortaleza Lot 100 Blanco

Lou, with friends Warren and Greg, give their opinion of Fortaleza's Lot 100 Blanco. (Video review.)

VinePair
Sep 05, 2020

A Disruptive Transparency Initiative Is Shining Light on Tequila Additives

One hundred percent. The term seems straight forward enough. You see it listed on labels constantly. But in the case of 100 percent blue agave tequila, you shouldn’t be so sure.

Business Wire
Jul 14, 2020

New Additive-Free Verification Program Helps Consumers Make Educated Purchase Decisions

The team behind the Tequila Matchmaker have launched a “Verified Additive Free” program for tequila brands and distilleries. This is the first known independent, additive-free verification in the spirits world.

Business Insider
May 06, 2020

The 10 best tequila brands you need to try, according to 6 experts

Instead of sampling tequila in its birthplace, I reached out to six of the top tequila experts in Mexico to unearth their favorites.