Singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett has scored 20 No. 1 hits on the country charts over the last decade. But TR’s latest release is his tastiest. In March, Thomas Rhett released Dos Primos Tequila Añejo, the third expression from the tequila company he founded with his cousin Jeff Worn in 2019. Dos Primos is Spanish for “Two Cousins.”
Made from 100 percent blue agave sourced from estates in Los Altos and the valley area of Jalisco, Mexico, Dos Primos released a Blanco Tequila in 2021, followed by a Reposado Tequila in 2022. The new Dos Primos Añejo has been aged for 13-plus months in used bourbon barrels. Rodolfo González, a third-generation master distiller, worked with the two cousins to create the expressions.
During Part I of our interview, Thomas Rhett discussed his foray into the agave-soaked waters of tequila, his brand-new Dos Primos Añejo, and more. In Part II of our interview, TR shares how he likes to enjoy his tequila, favorite cocktails, future plans with the brand, and more.
1. How do you like to enjoy your tequila? Neat, rocks, cocktail?
Thomas Rhett: I like to keep my tequila really simple with just a few ice cubes and maybe an orange peel.
2. Do you have a favorite tequila cocktail recipe?
Thomas Rhett: We make a lot of margaritas. We’ll also sometimes do a tequila soda with rosemary simple syrup and a little grapefruit juice if we’re wanting a cocktail that’s a little lighter.
3. What’s your dream scenario for sipping the new Dos Primos Añejo?
Thomas Rhett: I would have to say any setting where I can combine being outside and spending time with my family and friends—backyard bonfires, camping, our patio, beside a stream, or on a beach.
4. If you could sip some tequila and chat with any country star from the past, who would it be?
Thomas Rhett: Man, that’s a tough question. I would probably have to go with Merle Haggard. He was such a musical influence on me. And his music inspired me to write my own songs. A legend for sure.
5. Can you give us a tease about Dos Primos’ future. Now that the Añejo is out, are you working on an Extra Añejo?
Thomas Rhett: I really love the process of creating a new variation, but we’re definitely not rushing anything next. From the beginning, we wanted to make sure we got our blanco perfect before moving on to our reposado. We felt the same way about getting our reposado the way we wanted before launching our añejo. Like most things in life, I think it’s worth it to take your time to get the best results.