Tom Smith Is Your Trusted Friend In Fine Spirits

Introducing Tom Smith, the esteemed President and Director of Kimo, Inc. and Kimo Spirits. Smith’s journey to prominence began with the inception of TASER alongside his brother Rick Smith in 1993. From humble beginnings with just 7 employees, Smith’s visionary leadership propelled TASER into an industry titan boasting over 350 employees. Under his stewardship, TASER’s groundbreaking technology became indispensable, serving over 17,200 international, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as the esteemed U.S. military.

In 2014, Smith’s indomitable spirit led him to the board of directors of Kimo, Inc., where he played a pivotal role in its genesis alongside Smith’s cousin, CEO Jim Walsh and COO Ashley Walsh Kvamme, Walsh’s daughter. Embracing the rich heritage and diverse flavor palette of mezcal, Smith and Walsh spearheaded a quest for excellence, traversing the agave fields of Zacatecas, Mexico’s agricultural epicenter and the ancient cradle of mezcal craftsmanship. At Kimo Sabe, the families’ ethos of sustainability is paramount, cultivating their own agave to ensure unparalleled quality and a sustainable future for the industry.

Kimo Sabe Mezcal swiftly ascended to prominence, lauded for its accessibility and artisanal craftsmanship. Revered with numerous gold medals and “best in category” accolades, Kimo Sabe Mezcal emerged as the vanguard of a new era in spirits, characterized by a refined, low-smoke flavor profile and a steadfast commitment to eco-conscious farming practices.

Expanding their horizons, Kimo Sabe recently acquired Surf City Still Works, an esteemed distillery renowned for its ingenuity and excellence. Complemented by a culinary haven helmed by a two-starred Michelin chef, Surf City Still Works serves as a testament to Smith and Walsh’s unwavering dedication to culinary innovation and sensory delight. Their curated lineup of spirits, including vodka, gin, rum, bourbon, and whiskey, embodies the pinnacle of craftsmanship and refinement.



Enter the Trusted Friends Cocktails series, an embodiment of Smith’s unwavering commitment to excellence and accessibility. Priced under $10, these expertly crafted libations, ranging from flavored margaritas to cosmopolitans and espresso martinis, offer a tantalizing glimpse into Smith’s world of refined indulgence and conviviality.



As a luminary in the realm of spirits, Tom Smith’s legacy is one of unwavering dedication to excellence, sustainability, and innovation. Embrace the spirit of adventure and indulge in the unparalleled taste of Kimo Sabe Mezcal, and discover why Smith and Walsh are now hailed as titans in the spirits industry.


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