Thomas Rhett Reveals What He Has Learned From His Bad Tequila Experience

Thomas Rhett said that taste testing different tequilas helped erase the "bad" memories.

Thomas Rhett is just one of many who has had their fair share of lousy tequila experiences.

The platinum-selling artist recently (Sept. 26) caught up with Big Machine Label Group to reflect on the time he had one too many and sipped the distilled alcohol for the very first time. 

The "Anything Cold" singer told BMLG that his wife, Lauren Akins' drink of choice is tequila. When they tied the knot nearly 10 years ago at 22-years-old, Rhett managed to drink the golden liquor to be supportive.

"My wife, you know when we started dating at 21 and got married at 22. My wife has always been a tequila lover. And I remember I had my very first sip of tequila when I was 22-years-old," the hitmaker explained. "I won't say any brands, but it was just a rough experience. And I think a lot of people have those memories of college or, you know, early adulthood where you're like, I will never touch tequila again because of XYZ."

At the time, his premium tequila company was not at the top of his mind. Once the entrepreneur began experimenting in 2018 and learning about the rich history of tequila, he placed his "rough" times on the back burner and grew to appreciate the overall craft.

"I think once I started gettin' into the craft of tequila and the process of it and the history of it, and how much time goes into making it, I just got really inspired to learn more about the product itself," Rhett pointed out. "When I started tasting tequilas that were considered sipping tequilas, I was like, 'Dang, this is not what I tasted when I was 21-years-old,'" he recalled.

The chart-topping vocalist believes individuals need to find the right tequila that will please their palate to get over their mental hump.

"I think it's just all about kinda gettin' that bad memory out of your head," he concluded.

The Georgia native now loves to casually drink tequila on the rocks or a sugary margarita with his other half and cousin, Jeff Worn.

"My wife and I love to enjoy tequila together, and our decision to create a new tequila brand grew out of just loving being with family," he previously shared with Rolling Stone. "I'm excited for people to share a bottle with friends, sip it around a bonfire or enjoy it on a fishing trip or at tailgate or concert. Jeff and I wanted to create a tequila that was expertly crafted and could be enjoyed year-round – regardless of the season or activity – with the people we care about most," he added.

Rhett has been knocking back tequila shots with his openers Conner Smith and Parker McCollum on his Bring The Bar to You Tour. The father of four is not only raising a glass with his devoted fans, but promoting hits from his sixth studio album, "Where We Started." The must-see show is slowly coming to an end, and will wrap on Oct. 15. Tickets to the last remaining dates are available for purchase, here.

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