Tito’s Handmade Vodka

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Tito’s Handmade Vodka

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About Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Founder: Tito Beveridge
Year Founded: 1995
Distillery Location: Austin, Texas
Master Distiller / Blender: Tito Beveridge

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Essential Facts

  • Founder Tito Beveridge holds degrees in geology and geophysics and worked for many years in the oil-and-gas industry before starting the brand.
  • The brand was awarded Texas’ first distilling license.

How you should drink Tito’s Handmade Vodka

  • Straight

 

Types of Tito’s Handmade Vodka Available

  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka

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Comments

  1. Matthew Belanger says

    This Vodka is stunning! I was initially captivated by the rustic labeling and how it stood out from the other bottles on the shelf. The first time I saw it, there was only one bottle left. I had to have it! It’s distilled 6 times which is generally 3 more times than the standard vodka. I had high expectations for it. I popped into the freezer as soon as I got home. In a couple of hours it was thoroughly chilled. I poured a shot and smelled it…nothing! It is SO clean! I had to invite my mother over to also smell and confirm. It’s a beautiful, clean vodka! Goes down so crisp! Definitely worth buying. Also, it’s astonishingly from Texas. I’d say it’s one of of only a handful of Vodka’s I would enjoy buying which is not from either Russia or Poland.

    Let me also state that I am in no way affiliated with any alcohol company or bar. I am simply a junior mixologist/ bar tender. My grandfather was a career bar tender and I never got to meet him. I only have his old notes and books. He also used to teach bar tending and mixology at a local school here in Toronto, Canada. Apparently he was notorious for never giving out a mark higher than B+. It is a passion of mine to learn from his notes and my parents’ stories of him and become an exceptional bar tender myself.

    Cheers!

  2. Matthew Belanger says

    Oh I also forgot…if you have friends’ with a wheat allergy or coeliac’s disease (allergic to gluten), It’s gluten free! According to the label on the bottle.

  3. Ok. I’m from Austin so I’m supposed to like Tito`s. I`m a vodka drinker. It’s good but not great. I like it for mixing but not straight up. Don’ get me wrong it’s good but there are better Texas vodkas. Dripping Springs vodka is awesome ( almost identical to Kettle One). Lone Star vodka also awesome. Just tried Smith’s but too floral. Granted these are for straight up or martinis.

  4. William Durham says

    You are right! Tito is quite enjoyable! I am currently enjoying some Russian Imperia Vodka tonight!

    William Durham

  5. Melissa Meeks says

    What a crock. Tito’s ‘was’ a real authentic vodka at one point. For the last several years it’s been trucked into Austin on large tanker trucks after being hauled across the country from Indiana and/or Kentucky where it’s made in monster batches. Handmade my ass. The only thing handmade about Tito’s is the PR. It’s hot as hell too. Burns like crazy on the nose. I’m blown away every time I hear people talk about how great Tito’s Vodka is. Someone mentioned Dripping Springs; that’s a good one. Deep Eddy Vodka (also from Texas) is the best of them all in my opinion. I haven’t tried any of the others just yet but the point is… don’t be fooled by Tito’s and his 95 points bullsh. That was from 14 f’ing years ago. Get a clue.

    • You sure about that Melissa? Why don’t you get a clue and quit your job with Dripping Springs or whoever you work for. I have personally been to the distillery and seen the product in its freggin batch and being bottled. Why do people always believe what they hear through the grapevine.

      • Really Steve…

        Ok the final distill is in texas… the other is done where???? It is no longer “hand” made in texas… the corn mash is done in what state??????

        Come on Steve do some research.

  6. john baker says

    I feel that Title is a nice vodka. Everyone has their favorites bit I feel Title is a good vodka for cocktails.

  7. Would have to agree with John, Tito’s, assuming that was what you meant John, if fine for mixing and most of my guests like it. Just bought another TX vodka, Deep Eddy and am liking it more. Really nice on ice. Trying to break myself from the Stoli and Kettle One habit. Happy to see more American vodka out there.

  8. I bought a bottle of Tito’s vodka about 3 weeks ago after seeing it in the stores for some time. Tito’s vodka is distilled 6 times and made from corn. Yes it does go down smooth. I got an after taste on the tongue after every drink, wasn’t bad. You just have to get used to it. Try Tito’s at least once ans see what you think.

  9. I tried this a couple of years ago and was not that impressed. Maybe it has gotten better but I figured it would be A LOT smoother since it was distilled so many times. I found it to be quite harsh. I might try it again if I can find it in a pint size.

  10. Yeah, Tito’s is a nice vodka. But Melissa is 100% correct. Tito’s and almost every other Texas vodka is redistilled. Almost all buy their alcohol in bulk and then redistill it. As far as I know, Tito, Deep Eddy, Dripping Springs, Enchanted Rock, Starlight, Cinco, etc… has never actually made their own alcohol. That does not mean they do not make their own vodka. It just means they start their process with bulk ethanol rather than starting from the grain. The only Texas vodka I know that is truly handcrafted from scratch is Smiths.

    • Thanks for making that important point Joe. Most of these vodka makers are simply buying 96% ABV corn alcohol (Everclear) from industrial distillers by the truckload, and after a little ‘song and dance’ for the sake of marketing, diluting it with water to 40% ABV and bottling it. There is no easier way to make money in this industry than adding water to someone else’s alcohol and creating vodka.

      In the case of Tito’s or anyone else, just ask them to show you where all the fermentation takes place, and see what kind of an answer you get. Chances are, you’ll quickly realize those 12 million bottles per year aren’t as ‘handcrafted’ as the marketing implies, especially when those 7000 gallon trucks of grain neutral spirit keep showing up behind the building.

  11. A friend and I compared Tito’s($30/1.75L Sweet corn), Sobieski ($17/1.75L Rye), and Luksusowa ($21/1.75L Potato) side by side in a single-blind style at room temp in uniform shot glasses. Both of us ended up picking Tito’s as having the most pungent ethanol odor, followed by Sobieski and Luksusowa having the least amount of harsh ethanol punch. In terms of flavor, we both picked Luksusowa as being the easiest to handle straight – it seems to be a little sweeter and silkier than that other 2. Sobieski was sweeter up front than Tito’s but both have a bit of heat/bite going down. To Tito’s credit though it seems very “clean” – just like water and ethanol. However on a separate occasion, we made screwdrivers with Tito’s and Sobieski. Tito’s was very well hidden in the drink (a nice feature), whereas Sobieski seems to stand out a little more for some reason. The best value in my book though is Sobieski, but most enjoyable overall after a few tests was Luksusowa. Try a blind taste test with Luksusowa and Tito’s; I’m willing to bet you’d choose Luksusowa.

  12. Just changer from Ketel One to Tito’s. Sitting here at the club with a martini made with Tito’s! Much more smooth.

  13. So for those who post that they put gluten free on the label.

    All distilled vodka in the USA even if made from wheat will be gluten free as it is the protein that is the issue… not a sugar or alcohol. A spirit which may have gluten color/flavors/add back may not be gluten free.

    Now question for those who like tito’s… its final distillation is in Texas… where are the other distillations done???? Ask them… Great marketing!!!

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