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August 2, 2017

Review: Western Son Vodka

by Jeff Ellingson

Western Son Vodka was first produced in Carrollton Texas at a distillery built in 2011.  Growth has exceeded that distilleries capability and Western Son is now made at their new distillery that once housed a former panty factory in Pilot Point Texas.  They also create six flavored vodka’s and three whiskeys.  Like their better known Texas neighbors Tito’s, and Deep Eddy, Western Son Vodka is made from yellow corn.  It is distilled ten times through a 20 foot column still and quadruple filtered.  Water filtered through reverse osmosis is blended with the vodka to reduce to 80 proof.The aroma is creamed corn, blackberry, and vanilla with a grain spirit backing.  The entry has sweetened corn, and vanilla blossom flavor.  Berry, chocolate cream, and corn cob flavor arrive at the midpoint.  It fades with significant heat and licorice taste.  The crisp dry finish is peppery, with charcoal flavor, mineral texture, and a mild alcohol burn.  While I enjoyed the flavor profile of Western Son Vodka, I feel it will best be enjoyed mixed in a sweet cocktail.

Made in Pilot Point Texas

40% Alcohol

Score: 88

Grade: Silver Medal

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