Sunday, August 26, 2012

Speaking of Wagons

I meant to mention this a few weeks ago but it slipped away. I tried a new vodka called Tito's. It's an American vodka made from corn and it is micro distilled in the only legal distillery in Texas. Austin to be exact. This is a very good vodka and it has won a lot of awards. It is an excellent value compared to the ultra vodkas and even though it is distilled from corn it is more reminiscent of a true Russian vodka than one of the ultra refined ones like Belvedere or Grey Goose which both are closer to pure methanol than good vodka. One of the reasons Tito's is so nice is that it is only distilled 6 times and retains some character from the grain. Most of the highly distilled vodka's (read expensive) are distilled many more times and have lost a lot of character and therefore resemble an industrial solvent rather than a  good spirit.

If you are a vodka drinker and especially if you drink it over ice with maybe a bit of lime like me then this booze is worth a try.

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