Founder(s): Bert Butler “Tito” Beveridge II
Inception Date: 1994
Region of Origin: Austin, Texas
Tito’s Handmade Vodka brand themselves “America’s Original Craft Vodka.” In 1995, Bert “Tito” Beveridge obtained the first legal permit to distill in Texas and created Tito’s Vodka. They batch distill the corn-based vodka using pot stills and it is naturally gluten-free. Tito’s is distilled and bottled by Fifth Generation Inc. in Austin, Texas on the same land where the brand was born.
Slightly sweet with a creamy mouthfeel and cracked black pepper spice. Clean minerality with grain character evident and a faint hint of tinned sweet corn.
Vodka is a clear distilled alcoholic beverage. Different varieties originated in Poland, Russia, and Sweden. Vodka is composed mainly of water and ethanol, but sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Traditionally it is made by distilling liquid from fermented cereal grains. Potatoes have been used in more recent times, and some modern brands use fruits, honey, or maple sap as the base. Since the 1890s, standard vodkas have been 40% alcohol by volume (ABV).