Confirmed Additive-Free Brand


Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

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Edward Lopez
Tequila Ninja
159 ratings

Bubba Atherton
Tequila Ninja
129 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
771 ratings

Tasted at the Agave Bros “Battle of the Blancos” event

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
771 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
902 ratings

Nose: Starts out subdued. Given a few minutes it takes on cinnamon, pepper and a tiny sulfur note. Followed up with a rosemary and oregano bouquet. Taste: Honeyed agave, sweet spices and spikes of peppery warmth. Silky. Mouthwatering salinity. Medium body. Pleasing balance and finesse to this one.

Jay MacRaild
Tequila Badass
478 ratings

Surprisingly a bit neutral in the nose, that might have more to do with my glass than the Tequila but I can’t seem to coax any aroma out. Damn near perfect flavour and finish, roasted agave and fresh black pepper makes a nice contrast.

Gerson Batista
Tequila Savant
248 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
771 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
771 ratings

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NY Times
Dec 08, 2022

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LA Times
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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.)

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.