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.
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.
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.