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Posts from the ‘Western Son Vodka’ Category

25
Aug

Review: Western Son Yuzu Vodka

Western Son Yuzu Vodka is the newest of eight flavored vodkas made at the Western Son Distillery.  The Yuzu fruit is a Japanese citrus fruit that originated in China.  It grows to the size of a tangerine.  The flavor has been compared to a grapefruit with Mandarin Orange overtones.  Yuzu is a popular ingredient in Japanese beer and has also been used to produce a beer for New Belgium Brewery, and Charleston Beer Works.  Western Son Yuzu Vodka is made from yellow corn.  It is distilled ten times through a 20 foot column still and filtered four times.  Water filtered through reverse osmosis is blended to reduce to proof.  Natural Yuzu essence and natural flavors are infused before bottling at 60 proof.  Read more »

19
Aug

Review: Western Son Big Stripe Watermelon Vodka

Western Son Big Stripe Watermelon Vodka is one of eight flavored vodkas created at the Western Son Distillery in a former panty factory in Pilot Point Texas.  Believe it or not there are over 1200 cultivars of watermelon.  Big Stripe is a member of the Crimson Sweet Watermelon family and is commonly grown in Texas.  It has a light green rind and darker green stripes.  The flesh is red and sweet with large black seeds.  The Western Son vodka base is made from yellow corn, and is distilled ten times through a 20 foot column still and filtered four times.  Water filtered through reverse osmosis is blended to reduce to proof.  Natural watermelon essence and natural flavors are infused before bottling at 60 proof. Read more »

1
Jul

Review: Western Son South Plains Cucumber Vodka

Western Son South Plains Cucumber Vodka is one of seven handcrafted flavor infused vodkas made at the Western Son Distillery in Pilot Point Texas.  This is my 12th cucumber flavored vodka review, and I know of several more I have not yet reviewed.  The cucumber originates from India, but now grows on most continents.  China currently produces 76% of the worlds total.  A cucumber with the peel is 95% water.  South Plains Cucumber is made from their Texas Vodka base made from yellow corn and water filtered through reverse osmosis.  The vodka is distilled ten times through a 20 foot column still and quadruple filtered.  Natural cucumber essence is infused before bottling at 60 proof. Read more »

16
Jun

Review: Western Son South Texas Prickly Pear Vodka

Western Son South Texas Prickly Pear Vodka is one of seven handcrafted flavor infused vodka’s made at the Western Son Distillery.  This distillery is housed in a former panty factory in Pilot Point Texas.  The other flavors include Hill Country Peach, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Piney Woods Blueberry, South Plains Cucumber, Hill Country Apricot, and Big Stripe Watermelon.  South Texas Prickly Pear is made from their Texas vodka base made from yellow corn and water filtered through reverse osmosis.  The vodka is distilled ten times through a 20 foot column still and quadruple filtered.  Natural Prickly Pear essence is infused before bottling at 60 proof.  A Prickly Pear is a cactus species native only to the Americas. Read more »

4
Jan

Review: Western Son Hill Country Apricot Vodka

Western Son Hill Country Apricot Vodka is one of six handcrafted flavor infused vodka’s made at a former panty factory in Pilot Point Texas.  The other flavors include Hill Country Peach, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Piney Woods Blueberry, South Texas Prickly Pear, and South Plains Cucumber.  They also produce Red River Whiskey, Bravos Gin and Blue Lacy Texas Whiskey.  Hill Country Apricot starts with their 10X Distilled Texas Vodka base that is made from yellow corn and water filtered through reverse osmosis.  The vodka is distilled 10 times through a 20 foot column still and quadruple filtered.  Natural apricot essence from apricots grown in the Hill Country of Texas are infused before bottling at 60 proof. Read more »