Confirmed Additive-Free Brand


Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

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Brian Byers
Tequila Savant
213 ratings

Rob Gerard
Tequila Ninja
170 ratings

Mark Foreman
Tequila Guru
81 ratings

chuck u farley
Tequila Ninja
144 ratings

Scarlet Sanschagrin
Tequila Boss
533 ratings

Scarlet Sanschagrin
Tequila Boss
533 ratings

A beguiling mix of barrels that leaves a balanced and delicious final product. The French Oak former sherry barrels bring cheery, almond, clove, light chocolate, and a sweet wine sensation, while the Hungarian Oak offers a touch of jalapeño and orange blossom with a dry finish. The final WB has a fruit (cherry, peach) nose, a creamy butter taste, and spice on the finish as hints of each barrel shine through.

Doug Price
Tequila Savant
274 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
852 ratings

Nose: Rich agave sweetness, orange peel, mint, cinnamon and a dash of anise. Wet crushed gravel on a hot day. Warm enveloping aromas. Flavor: Greeted with sweet and heat. The buttery and viscous texture tames the back of the throat heat and slight bitterness. Wild flower honey. Bursting agave throughout. Finish holds onto that bitter note.

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
852 ratings

Nose: Green olives, spicy sweet agave, citrus and ripe berries. Flavor: Oily, peppery, spicy. A nice pop of anise and cinnamon. Caramelized, honeyed agave filling the palate. Buttery with a bit of salinity on the tail end. Nice warming heat on the finish.

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LA Times
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Long Island Lou Tequila
Nov 09, 2020

Fortaleza Winter Blend Reposado 2020... It's The Bomb

Lou gives his seal of approval on this special reposado release from Fortaleza.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Oct 04, 2020

'Sippin' With Lou' - Fortaleza Lot 100 Blanco

Lou, with friends Warren and Greg, give their opinion of Fortaleza's Lot 100 Blanco. (Video review.)

Sep 05, 2020

A Disruptive Transparency Initiative Is Shining Light on Tequila Additives

One hundred percent. The term seems straight forward enough. You see it listed on labels constantly. But in the case of 100 percent blue agave tequila, you shouldn’t be so sure.

Business Wire
Jul 14, 2020

New Additive-Free Verification Program Helps Consumers Make Educated Purchase Decisions

The team behind the Tequila Matchmaker have launched a “Verified Additive Free” program for tequila brands and distilleries. This is the first known independent, additive-free verification in the spirits world.

Business Insider
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Instead of sampling tequila in its birthplace, I reached out to six of the top tequila experts in Mexico to unearth their favorites.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Apr 21, 2020

'You Can't Take It With You' - Fortaleza Añejo- Lot 42A

Lou talks all about this special batch of Fortaleza Añejo in this video.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Jan 02, 2020

Long Island Lou Tequila - Fortaleza Winter Blend - Sweet Deliciousness

Lou Agave does a video review of the special release from Fortaleza, the 2019 Reposado "Winter Blend"