Surprise! JT's Tequila Is Good

Self-described 'tequila geeks' give pop star's creation thumbs-up
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2009 9:55 AM CDT
Justin Timberlake poses backstage before the William Rast fall 2009 collection show during Fashion Week Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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(Newser) – Tequila aficionados were shocked to discover Justin Timberlake’s 901 tequila is in fact quite drinkable, the New York Daily News reports. “It’s actually a really nice product,” said one bar owner. A bartender added, “I gotta admit, I’m a little surprised.” The experts described the $40 tequila as rich and full-bodied with some sweetness and a nice finish—and said it’s a good thing Timberlake didn’t name it after himself.

“If I heard all the details and geeky talk and someone didn’t mention Justin Timberlake, I would take this very seriously,” the bar owner said. “Automatically, we have a preconceived notion of what he’s coming out with and we were wrong.” (Read more tequila stories.)