Tastes like a fun time

Fortaleza tequila, straight from the town of Tequila in Mexico, has officially launched in South Africa … and, well, we’re drunk-in-love! One of the world’s finest premium Tequilas, it’s a small-batch, hand-crafted, 100 per cent agave tequila. The small, family-owned distillery on the slopes of an extinct volcano among maturing blue agave plants, is where Fortaleza originates. Fortaleza allows you to savour what tequila tasted like 150 years ago … without the technology and processes of the modern-era, by using traditional artisanal methods! It’s available in three different variants. Fortaleza Blanco (R750) has earthy aromas of baked agave, dried berries and citrus. Fortaleza Reposado (R1000) is aged for up to six months in American whisky barrels and has hints of raisins, figs, roasted nuts, caramelised agave and toasted wood. Fortaleza Anejo (R1300) is the signature mouth-feel of Fortaleza tequila, aged for up to two years, with hints of caramel, cinnamon, honey and nutmeg! With its silky-smooth, fruity palate we might even be sipping it on the rocks this festive season! Details: www.ngf.co.za