Review: Two Fingers Tequila Gold (1980s)
Two Fingers Tequila Gold (1980s) NOM - 1142 - 40%
Two Fingers got a big print advertising marketing push in the 1980s with suggestive taglines like "Two Fingers is all it takes." NOM 1142 also produces budget brands Montezuma, Piedra Azul, and previously produced Kirkland.
This mini slipped its way into a stash of minis I picked up.
Notes: Tons of meaty, savory spice on the nose. Not always the sign of the highest quality distillation. In other words, this is more like bad Covid hand sanitizer than funky Jamaican rum. There's a little baked agave hiding behind there. Seasoning salts and black pepper on the palate. Flash of something bright mid before the seasoning notes pick back up in the finish.
Score: 3 (Anything Else) Par for the course - cheap, shooting/mixing tequila from a time when tequila had a different reputation and mixtos were the norm. The heavy seasoning salt and black pepper notes would show up in a margarita so you wouldn't think the bartender shorted you (I suppose this is an almost nice thing to say and keeps it from being a 2). Definitely didn't drink sweet or indicate additives (ok, another positive).
10 - Reevaluate The Budget
9 - Stash Two (If Able)
8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)
7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers
6 - Solid - Above Average
5 - Acceptable For The Situation
4 - Not Vocally Complaining
3 - Anything Else To Drink?
2 - Nothing Nice To Say
1 - Drain Pour