This week’s Weekend Sipper:
Fortaleza Reposado – “Too Legit to Quit”
Just like a hipster needs a fixie bike, any serious tequila connoisseur needs to have “Forty Repo” on their bar. That’s because this tequila is completely legitimate, made the super old-school way, and delicious to boot. Let’s be honest, this tequila is “Too Legit to Quit.”
(We always try to come up with some type of fun name for each of the Weekend Sippers. Others in consideration for Fortaleza Reposado included “Tequila Crack”, “Bartender’s Best Friend”, and “Jalisco in a Bottle”. All of them definitely apply.)
No additives or production shortcuts here, and it shows. Agaves are cooked in brick ovens, and crushed using a tahona (stone wheel), then fermented in wooden vats, distilled in a small copper pot still, and aged in used bourbon barrels that have been re-chipped and re-charred.
The result? Cooked agave, caramel, vanilla, butter, citrus, black pepper and earth. This, my friends, is what it’s all about. Put this on your bar and you’ll get props from anyone else in the know.
You can get it online for $50 at Old Town Liquor, here: Tequila Fortaleza Reposado
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