Tommy Guns Tequila Review
Our long-time readers (both of them - hi Mom and Dad) will remember our glee when we discovered Tommy Guns Vodka a couple years back. We loved the fact it came in a bottle shaped like an old-fashioned tommy gun, we loved the Al Capone-themed concept behind the company, and best of all we thought it was a damned fine liquor. Imagine our excitement when we found out the same folks also make a tequila, and they also put it in a gun-shaped bottle...but this time the bottle is red.
Will what's inside the bottle live up to our exacting standards? Will we give it a good review for fear of getting shot by Capone's cronies? Find out after the jump.
Tommy Guns Tequila
Reposado Tequila, 6 months aged
80 Proof (40% ABV)
Typical Price: $50 and up
Available at Internet Wines & Spirits
Like we said before, the fire engine red, gun-shaped bottle is about as bad ass as it comes. It's covered with stickers of flappers and gangsters and whatnot, and the overall vibe is badassery.
A little bit sweet, with a nice tang. This tequila is said to be "dangerously smooth," and the nose right out of the bottle gives you the feeling you could cozy up with it and do some damage. As we said above, this reposado has been been barreled for 6 months, which takes a lot of the lightning out of it, leaving a nose that's warm and appealing.
This is what we've been waiting for. We tried Tommy Guns straight and on the rocks, and we were party to that dangerous smoothness. We're usually straight up blanco guys, but even though this tequila has been aged, it hasn't taken on too much oak from the barrels. It's still got the herbal taste of the blue agave used in its creation, dry on the tongue with a nice long finish. We also mixed it in a few different drinks, and while they came out great this struck us as more of a sipping tequila.
The Verdict: This is good stuff. In fact, it's good enough that someone stole an entire truckload of it. Pretty gangster if you ask us, and we kind of wish we'd thought of it first. Tommy Guns Tequila is a bit on the spendy side, but between the uniqueness of the bottle and the quality of the spirit inside, we'd say it's worth a look. Think about it as a gift, or just to add a nice conversation piece to your home liquor cabinet.
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at November 7, 2008 8:25 AM