Elegant and intensely aromatic, with the sweetness of freshly cooked agave hearts, herbal touches, black pepper, butterscotch and a touch of savory olive. The peppercorn spiciness of agave leads the palate, backed up by an array of herbal notes – spearmint, rosemary and aniseed – as well as a contrasting, fresh citrus hit. Surprisingly long for an un-aged spirit, with sweetness and green herbs.
Referred to as ‘the orchard of Jalisco’ due to its vast and exuberant vegetation, Atotonilco is in the highlands and the first town you come to when travelling up from Guadalajara in the south and it is here that the Fonseca family grow and harvest their premium blue agave. Dedicated to agriculture, the Fonseca family were major suppliers of all basic crops, grains, and fruits, but by the 1960’s their main focus had shifted to agave as they began to supply many of the tequila producers throughout the highlands. The mission at Don Fulano has always been to produce exceptional tequila. They employ a truly unique dual distillation process; an old style double column still and also a traditional copper pot still, using heat to eliminate any unwanted alcohols. The two distillates are then blended. Anywhere between 12-16% of the distillate comes from the column still, this process is used exclusively by Don Fulano and allows them to consistently create tequilas of the highest quality.
Tequila Blanco, or ‘white Tequila’, is also known as Tequila Plata, or ‘silver Tequila’. Its clear color is the result of being bottled immediately after distillation instead of being aged in oak barrels like Tequila Reposado or Anejo. Because of their youth and lack of barrel influence, Blanco Tequilas are thought to offer the purest expression of blue agave available, with notes of citrus and pepper. However, they can also be quite forceful and energetic on the palate without the moderating influence of time and wood.