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Austin Vodkas?

DevoBevo Mar 21, 2008 08:11 AM

Besides Tito's, which ones do you prefer Savvy or Dripping Spring? input appreciated.

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    Rene RE: DevoBevo Mar 21, 2008 10:31 AM

    I am no connoisseur, but my husband made martinis the other night for our guests and everyone raved about Dripping Springs.

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      singlemalt RE: Rene Mar 21, 2008 11:00 AM

      There is a new vodka on the scene of sorts. The fellow who had SXUL or RIXS chocolates at the Grapevine Market has a chocolate vodka also called SXUL. This vodka has real chocolate in it, FWIW.

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        shelbyk RE: singlemalt Mar 23, 2008 05:17 PM

        My husband brought the SXUL choc. vodka home for Valentine's, and I loved it. It's rich and smooth...almost like big kid chocolate milk. I can't drink it every night, but sometimes when the sweet tooth kicks in after dinner, it's such a treat.

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      Salt_ofthe_Earth RE: DevoBevo Mar 25, 2008 10:59 PM

      Haven't tried Savvy, I think DS is OK but in my mind Tito's reigns, but a good resource for great local cocktails is: tipsytexan.com
      Check it out everyone!

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        cibodivino RE: DevoBevo Mar 26, 2008 01:29 PM

        Take a blind taste test. A group of us did, and Tito's was the unanimous choice.
        Which is unfortunate, because we live in DS and were pulling for the hometown product, but it wasn't even close. Tito's was velvety smooth, while the DS had a distinct alcohol aftershock.

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          innominate RE: DevoBevo Mar 26, 2008 05:08 PM

          are you kidding me? i have never tried sawy or dripping springs so i have no comment there. but tito's is not a good vodka at all.

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            shelbyk RE: innominate Mar 26, 2008 05:33 PM

            Innominate, I just have to disagree. In its price range, Tito's is my choice. If I'm going to sip vodka "up", I might choose something of a different pedigree, but if I'm drinking it with soda or a mix, I would happily put Tito's up against any vodka in it's price range.

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              cibodivino RE: innominate Mar 28, 2008 09:49 AM

              innominate - you might want to check out Tito's performance in the blind tasting at the World Spirit Competition. Double Gold Medal - unanimous judges decision.

              It's actually one of the premier vodkas on the planet.

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                innominate RE: cibodivino Mar 29, 2008 09:11 AM

                maybe i'll give it another try. the time i had it at a bar i didn't have it straight. had it with tonic. but it tasted like a cheap $6 vodka that ya put in a frat party punch. next time i'll try it straight for another opinion.

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                  psyne RE: cibodivino Mar 30, 2008 07:32 AM

                  Before someone says it - yes, this is my first post.

                  Cibodivino - the last time Tito's went to the WSC was in 2001, so I wonder how it would stack up compared to some of the newer vodkas that have started going to the shows. I agree Tito's is good, esp for its price range, but that award you tossed out is 7 years old, and things change (and I believe Tito's has changed some over the years. Not quite what it once was).

                  That being said, I like Tito's over Dripping Springs, but I prefer Saavy over both. Saavy is considerably more expensive ($20 per 750ml), but it's also incredibly smooth and flavorful.

                  Tito's is still my standby vodka, though, but Saavy is what I get to change things up.

              2. amykragan RE: DevoBevo Mar 28, 2008 10:18 AM

                I agree Tito's is great, proud to support a local product!

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                  angelfoodmaker RE: amykragan Mar 30, 2008 04:33 PM

                  I was in Russia before and had their good vodkas and theirs are very smooth. How is Tito's is it pretty smooth I am not a big drinker just once in a while a drink after dinner.

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