Vodka - Tito's Handmade Vodka
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Fifth Generation, Inc., Austin, Texas
PROOF: 80 (40%)
AGE: Not applicable
TYPE: Vodka - American/Grain/Corn
PRICE: $19.99 750ML
Notes: Tito's is one of the first of a burgeoning crop of handmade vodkas. They distill their vodka in pot still (a rarity for vodka - and much more labor intensive than a column still) 6 times and filtered through activated charcoal
Appearance: Clear as glass, body is heavier than water but not excessively
so. Some formation of legs on the glass but not a lot - which tells us they didn't use any thickeners to mask anything.
First Impression: Very nice sweet corn scent to it (!). No off-notes or that rubbing alcohol smell you get from a bad or sloppy distillation. An exceedingly clean spirit. Some sweet smell - no doubt the influence of the corn.
Taste: Very smooth - it just glides down the throat, silky, slightly hot at
the end - lets you know you are drinking vodka- but not the broken glass and rubbing alcohol finish you get from a badly made vodka. Great body to it without having to resort to all the tricks others use.
Drinks: Works well in a martini and just about every other drink we tried. Slight sweetness of the vodka is a real plus for a lot of drinks these days.
Final Thoughts: One of the better new American vodkas - cleaner than Avian Fashion Vodka and about 1/2 the money. Damn cheap for what you are getting. Very clean, smooth and easy to drink. Another plus is being made from corn, it is gluten-free for people with wheat allergies.
Bottle: Clear glass bottle shows vodka to nice effect. Plain brown label with simple graphics stands out against the sea of frosted bottles and slick graphics. Simple and clean-like the vodka.
Straightforward design, fast loading and good information. Well laid out, no annoying flash presentation or intros. Quirky and amusing with interesting music and videos. Well worth a look.