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Tequila Fortaleza rolls out across UK

Indie Brands has been appointed as the UK distributor for Tequila Fortaleza, an “artisan” range made using a 100-year-old boiler from the former La Fortaleza distillery

Tequila Fortazela is set to hit the UK market following a distribution deal with Indie Brands

Tequila Fortazela is made in the estate of Destilería La Fortaleza in Tequila; home to master distiller Guillermo Sauza’s family and their three distilleries for more than five generations.

In 1968, La Fortazela distillery was shut down and turned into a museum, and 34 years later, Guillermo reignited the 100-year-old boiler to craft Tequila Fortazela.

The three-part range is now set to hit the UK market following a distribution deal with specialist spirits distribution company, Indie Brands.

Douglas Cunningham, MD of Indie Brands, said: “After more than ten years since its launch, we are delighted and honoured to be finally bringing Tequila Fortaleza to the UK market.
“Beautifully packaged, Fortaleza is a traditional stone-crushed 100% agave Tequila that tastes like no other. Fortaleza has built a large and ever growing following, and is popular with both trade and consumers across the US and Australia – a success we intend to build on and replicate in the UK.”
 The Blanco expression is said to be “smooth and floral with a creamy and delicate feel in the mouth”.

Fortazela Reposado is aged for six to nine months in charred oak barrels, and offers “warm nutty aromas with a lingering residual spice on the tongue”.

The final variant, Añejo, is aged for years in charred barrels, resulting in a “vanilla aroma” and “smooth and velvety feel” on the palate.

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