Dripping Springs Vodka

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Dripping Springs Vodka is a 40% ABV vodka from the United States. The vodka is produced by San Luis Spirits, Inc. The quality is considered to be good. The average price is around $21.99 per 750mL. Rated 3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

From an old world family tradition of master distilling. A lush and balanced vodka with a smooth finish made from pure, mineral rich, artesian spring water. Handcrafted in the Texas Hill Country Dripping Springs Texas Vodka. Made without compromise.

Dripping Springs Vodka Review

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Dripping Springs Texas Vodka was suggested by several readers. Since this vodka is unabashedly Texan, it’s hard not to draw comparisons to Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Dripping Springs, TX is about a half hour drive from Austin, TX. Both are made in copper stills. Both have fairly “handmade” looks. Other than the people behind it, the big difference is Tito’s is openly corn-based. Dripping Springs simply says “grain.” So, let’s take a look.

The Shot

I can put this to bed right off. Dripping Springs has an unsettling flavor. It’s unsettlingly bitter, and it doesn’t improve. The vodka has a harsh character overall, and I really just want a chaser.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed Dripping Springs Vodka with Crystal Light since that’s what I had on hand. Usually, Crystal Light is a forgiving mixture. Not so with Dripping Springs. The vodka bitters things up to the point of making the drink impossible to enjoy.

Final Thoughts

Even if I weren’t comparing Dripping Springs Texas Vodka to the venerable Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Dripping Springs doesn’t hold up well. If you want to buy American (especially Texan), try Tito’s. If not, there are still better options.

Rated 3 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Dripping Springs Vodka Review By taffyg2003

    No Rating

    @Robert, too bad that your review doesn’t stand up to the hype form some forum participants. Had you given this one a second chance before posting your review or was your description based on a first impression?

    taffyg2003

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    • Dripping Springs Vodka Review By Robert Brodrecht

      The description was a first impression. I did change my rating from 2 to 3 after spending more time with it, though. I’m going to be in Austin, TX in a few weeks, so I might grab another bottle and see if my thoughts have changed.

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  • Dripping Springs Vodka Review By Keith

    5 *****

    The cleanest, pure vodka I have ever tasted.

    Puts Titos to shame.

    Keith

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  • Dripping Springs Vodka Review By Paul D Huegel

    5 *****

    With all due respect, I disagree with Robert whom I assume considers himself an expert on vodkas. I am not an expert but I have tried various vodkas and shared them with friends. All agree that Dripping Springs is a “5″. If Robert has a vodka recommendation that he considers to be a “5″, I wish he would share it with me and I will do a blind taste comparison with my vodka drinking friends to see which they prefer.

    Paul D Huegel

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    • Dripping Springs Vodka Review By Robert Brodrecht

      Expert, probably not. Someone with a well informed opinion is probably accurate of how I consider myself. I’ve reviewed 110 vodkas over the past 4 years, and there are plenty I’ve tried that I didn’t review.

      Taste is still a matter of opinion. If you like a vodka, I’m not telling you that you shouldn’t drink it. I’m just sharing my opinion, and my opinion changes over time.

      If you want to see things I thought were 5s (at least at the time), they are posted on this site. They have already been shared. All you have to do is click the “Vodkas” link at the top of the page. You can filter by rating.

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