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Five Generations

Five Generations, Tequila Fortaleza

The entire month of January we will be featuring a unique tequila named Fortaleza.

This tequila known as Los Abuelos in Mexico is a tequila that conserves the traditional production style that was used more than 135 years ago. Cenobio Suza’s legacy continues today with tequila unlike any other.

For five generations the Sauza name has lived on to be synonymous to the word tequila. One thing has changed that one must me aware of. The tequila brand Sauza was sold off in the 1970’s. The Sauza family is no longer involved with the production of this brand.

Guillermo Erickson Sauza’s passion and ties to the tequila industry has revived the Sauza name by taking it upon him to make tequila once again. La Fortaleza, one of three former Sauza distilleries was kept and refurbished to conserve and show the world what they believe to be the best tequila in the world.

Visiting La Fortaleza is like stepping back in time. Unlike many modern distilleries, La Fortaleza still uses small traditional brick ovens to steam cook their agaves.  The Tahona milling process continues to extract the honeys from the agave hearts. Fermentation is done in wood vats and small cooper stills distill the must that will come out looking crystal clear.

Fortaleza’s three tequila styles: blanco, reposado, and añejo are available at Café Coyote to compare neat or in a Margarita. Join us every Thursday this month to learn more about tequila and Fortaleza. Mario Marquez, Tequila Ambassador will be on sight to answer your tequila questions and will be making specialty cocktails with this tequila. Come and experience, Tequila!

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