Thomas Rhett expands Tequila rangeBy Alice Brooker
Country music star Thomas Rhett and his cousin, Jeff Worn, have created their third Dos Primos Tequila – an añejo bottling.
Dos Primos Tequila Añejo was crafted from 100% Blue Weber agave, which has been hand-sourced from estates in Los Altos and the valley area of Jalisco, Mexico.
It has been aged for at least 13 months in ex-Bourbon barrels. The resulting liquid presents flavours of brown spices, dried fruit and caramel on the palate.
“Bringing Dos Primos to life initially with our Blanco Tequila, then with Reposado and now Añejo, has been an incredible journey,” said Rhett.
“Our Añejo is a super-smooth and flavourful Tequila that can be enjoyed year-round, and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it with their friends and family.”
Distilled in the highlands of Jalisco, the product has been created by Rhett, Worn and Rodolfo Gonzalez, a third-generation master distiller at Destiladora Gonzalez Lux.
“Great care and attention have gone into crafting Dos Primos Tequila, with each variant bringing its own unique flavour and richness to the palate,” said Gonzalez.
“Dos Primos Añejo continues that tradition. The Añejo expression is nothing short of superb, and it’s sure to be enjoyed by those who appreciate fine aged Tequila.”
The bottling is presented in a corked bottle with a leather cord wrapped around its neck.
The label features the signatures of Worn and Rhett.
“It seems like only yesterday when Thomas Rhett and I decided to create the kind of Tequila we wanted to drink and share with our family and friends,” said Worn.
“Now, we have our third Dos Primos Tequila – a delicious Añejo – and I couldn’t be more proud of it and how far this brand has come in the past four years.”
The Dos Primos Tequila Añejo will be available in the US from the beginning of March.
A 750ml bottle of Dos Primos Tequila ranges from $39.99 to $54.99, depending on the variant.
Earlier this year, Tequila surpassed American whiskey in value terms to become the second most valuable spirit category in the US.