Chattanoogan building Tequila brand

photo Eduardo I. Gomez, left, president of GDL Imports LLC, introduces a new tequila to the area. Paul E. Beggan, right, is head of sales and operations.

BioName: Eduardo GomezCompany: GDL ImportsTitle: PresidentAge: 36Education: Bryan College, marketingProduct: Trianon TequilaInvestment: $1 millionPartner: Paul Beggan, former CEO of Bicardi CanadaCost: $40 to $52 per bottle of 100 percent agave tequila, depending on size and quality. A tower of nesting bottles with one of each of the three varieties costs $80.

At this very moment, someone in Chattanooga is crafting beer. If the law one day allows, an entrepreneur soon could open a liquor distillery. In the interim, Eduardo Gomez is trying to create a tequila importing empire based right here in the Scenic City.

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