January 31, 2020, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
We are excited to start the new year off with a complimentary premium Tequila Tasting from two premium houses, Fortaleza and G4. These are high quality, great tasting tequilas. Fortaleza is a renowned producer located in the Tequila Valley (Lowlands) and G4 is in located in the Los Altos (Highlands) region of the state of Jalisco, so you will be able to discern the differences in regions as well.
This event is by reservation with a limited number of seats available.
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What makes Fortaleza so special? They roast the agave hearts in small brick oven, and utilize the centuries-old practice of using a tahona (a large wheel of volcanic stone) to press the juice of the agave, large wood barrels for fermentation and the two original copper pots (from 1873) for distillation.
G4 uses two story tall brick ovens with two steamers to assure even cooking. It is then juiced by "Felipinstein", a 19,000 pound tahona, and then it goes to the shredder, named "Igor". They then use a combination of spring water and captured rain water to distill.
We will have spirit specialist Dan Searing as our speaker.
Blanco - Aromas of citrus, and rich cooked agave fill your nose in this unique and very special blanco tequila. Also present: butter, olive, earth, black pepper, and a deep inviting vegetal complexity. Flavors include citrus, cooked agave, vanilla, basil, olive, and lime. The finish is long and deep, complex yet easy to drink. Fortaleza Blanco is a true aficionado’s tequila.
Resposado - Aromas of citrus, caramel, butter, cooked agave, and sage are the beginning of a pleasingly balanced and very unique tasting experience. Fortaleza Reposado has it’s own distinct character, and is not like any other tequila. Flavors include cooked agave, citrus, vanilla, apple, earth, and cinnamon. The finish is long and rich, delicately spicy, and it has an oily texture that make this a joy to drink. You simply cannot go wrong with Fortaleza Reposado. It’s popular with beginners and experienced tequila drinkers alike.
Añejo - Caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and cooked agave aromas practically jump from the glass in this highly-praised and perfectly-aged añejo. This tequila is so rich and complex that some people are even able to detect pineapple, peach, orange blossom, nutmeg, and raisin in the nose. Once in your mouth, the full cooked agave experience continues with a thick and oily texture that coats your mouth in a very soothing way. Butterscotch, caramel, toffee, citrus, and hazelnuts are common flavors that people identify. Fortaleza Añejo is a prized treat for any tequila lover.
Blanco - Nice minerality and forward aroma from rainwater distillation. Silky texture with slight heat. True agave, spicy, peppery, smooth and delicious with nice buttery notes and smoky elements. Complex, but pleasant sipping.
Resposado - Aged for at least 6 months in American Oak bourbon barrels, the “rested” tequila – G4 Reposado builds on the character of the blanco, but adds to the aroma hints of peach and licorice, with a small hints of grapefruit and lighter pepper in the tasting.
Añejo - Aged for at least 18 months in American Oak bourbon barrels, the G4 Añejo adds a smooth character. Vanilla and agave notes are present in both the aroma and taste. Slight pepper, soft floral tones as well as smoky highlights.