- Suggested retail price: $199 & $249
- Thursday, January 26 (for as long as it lasts), we're pouring one ounce of each for $14.00
Last week's Tequila was a big hit and delicious. This week we continue with the theme. From a different producer, we present you two Tequila with extraordinary pedigree.
Enrique Fonseca Cerda was born in Jalisco. Following a tradition started by his great grandfather, Enrique grew up by his father's side in the agave fields of Atotonilco, . After college he turned his study to all things agave-related.
Enrique expanded the family’s agave plantings to satisfy an ever-growing demand for rich, highland agave by Jalisco’s largest tequila distilleries. When those distilleries later colluded to limit the prices they would pay farmers, Enrique became determined to wean his fate off of the international liquor conglomerate’s and bought his own distillery.
He was able to acquire the Tequileña in the town of Tequila itself. It was equipped with a copper double-column still, a stainless steel still and copper pot alembic still. To that essential equipment, Enrique added agave roasting ovens, fermentation tanks and a number of barrel facilities. Today the modern Tequileña distillery stands as one of the finest in the tequila industry.
From a legacy of more than one hundred years of agave cultivation and twenty-five years in tequila distillation, Enrique Fonseca now stands over one of the industry’s largest private agave holdings in addition to possessing one of the largest stocks (24,000 barrels) of superlative, very old tequilas. With Fuentesca, he has begun to release single-vintage tequilas with an age statement, among the oldest ever to come into the market.
Thursday evening, we will open one bottle each of TWO different bottle ages at precisely 6:30. When it's gone, it's gone. I hope to see you there.
Next week in The Spirits Project
Distillers Art Bunnahabhain 27 Year Scotch 1988