Arette Artesanal Fuerte 101 Proof Blanco Tequila
Arette is a brand of Tequila produced by the Orendain family. The current master distillers represent the fifth generation producing tequila. Made from 100% estate-grown lowlands Agave, Arette has always prioritized quality over quantity, preserving the original artisanal practices. After 15 hours of roasting, agave are shredded and fermented with a special house yeast in the distilleries original cement vat for 6-7 days, and finally pot distilled and double-filtered before bottling.
The Artesanal Fuerte is bottled at a significantly higher proof than their regular blanco, 50.5% abv. On the nose, there is pepper, slight vanilla, honey, leather, an earthy note, cooked agave, anise, and smoke. The palate is exceptionally easygoing for a high proof tequila, but the flavors are certainly full and assertive. It's earthy, slightly smoky, spice and pepper with some anise, honey, and a hint of citrus. A slight sugary sweetness is present throughout. The finish is medium long, with more spice and anise.