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Review: Cinco vodka

October 12, 2011 by  
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The taste of Cinco Five Star Vodka is initially sweet, with vanilla, wheat, with a bit of a peppery bite. Somewhat chalky, with minerals and salts on the palate.

Balcones Rumble

May 7, 2010 by  
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On the taste, there’s a more than a bit of a burn at the tip of the tongue and back of the palate, and then you can almost taste the flowers that the bees made the honey from. After that, it opens up and you a get a lot fruit from the figs and also what seems like a trace of citrus.

Balcones Baby Blue Hopi Corn Whisky

April 19, 2010 by  
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I used a snifter for this one, since I drink my Scotch and other whiskeys that way, but after getting an initial whiff it seems pretty clear that this one is better served in a shot glass. It has a heavy alcohol nose with a little earthiness. Buried in the nostril burn is some earthiness and some sweetness from the blue corn used to create this spirit.

Treaty Oak Platinum Rum

April 9, 2010 by  
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As an interesting aside, the rum begins with molasses from the last operating sugar mill in Texas. I assume that’s the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas, which still refines sugar imported from Hawaii, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico.

Dripping Springs Vodka

March 31, 2010 by  
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Dripping Springs Vodka doesn’t have too much of a nose, but has a fairly heavy mouth feel, and feels viscous and almost oily. The taste is rather smooth, with some slight bitter aftertaste, but more pronounced tastes of salt and sweet.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

March 30, 2010 by  
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Tito’s is made at the oldest distillery in Texas (dating from way back in 1997). It’s got a slight earthy nose and more than a little earthy and mineral taste. That’s not much of a surprise given the hard water in Texas that makes up 60% of the bottle.