Tito's Handmade Vodka Is A Hit On All Six
Sometimes a routine adventure to the LCBO turns out to be delightful. At the Leaside store this weekend, I met John at the Tito’s Handmade Vodka tasting table. John’s the kind of person who is warm and friendly and just brightens up your day.
We talked about the distillation process and it turns out that Tito’s vodka is distilled 6x. That's a lot of distilling, as John mentioned to us. As an ex-chemist, he understands the distilling process. That's quite a lot of distilling.
But it shows too. The taste is smoother than smooth. For a vodka that's quite a feat.
But what's the big deal with Tito's? Developed in Austin, Texas at one of the oldest legal distillery, by Tito Beveridge (who else?), the company still makes the vodka in batches, using old-fashioned pot stills; making sure to taste-test every batch. It's referred to a "America's original craft vodka" and if you have a gluten allergy, you can rest assured that this spirit is gluten-free.
It’s also perfect for mixing exotic cocktails. They've got a few recipes on their website, but here's one that was available at the store for tasting.
7 ounces Tito's Handmade Vodka
20 ounces cranberry juice
1-1/2 simple syrup