About Western Son Prickly Pear Vodka
Evan Batt and John Straits are both industry veterans who started talking about starting their own business in 2010. Together with some friends, they started making their vision a reality, procuring equipment, and searching for a suitable distillery site. Western Son Distillery was born and Western Son Vodka was launched in 2011. The distillery is located in Pilot Point, Texas, in a 30,000-square-foot building that was once The Old Panty Factory. The distillery has quickly grown with the current lineup consisting of several flavored vodka expressions, as well as 2 gins and a single-barrel bourbon whiskey. A portion of the profits is donated to the Peter Burks Unsung Hero Fund, a non-profit organization that collects and delivers care packages to the military.
The vodka that serves as the base for Western Son's numerous expressions is distilled from a mixture of Midwest and Texas yellow corn. Naturally gluten-free, the corn is milled and mixed with reverse osmosis water from a local aquifer and cooked. Then the mash is fermented at 75°F, letting the yeast convert the sugars into alcohol. The first distillation takes place in a copper pot still, while all the subsequent distillations take place on a column still with 13 perforated copper plates. The vodka is distilled 10 times in total, resulting in an exceptionally smooth, clean, and pure spirit.
Crafted with small-batch Original Texas Vodka that's distilled 10 times, Western Son has a number of flavored vodka expressions in their lineup that includes lemon, blueberry, watermelon, lime, prickly pear, cucumber, raspberry, peach, and grapefruit vodkas. Western Son South Texas Prickly Pear is bottled at 60 proof and features a beautiful pinkish-purple hue along with a burst of fruity, floral, and earthy notes.
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Historians are not clear on the exact origin of vodka since different sources link its beginning to both Russia and Poland. But one thing is clear: this somewhat simple spirit, first used as a medicinal concoction, has become one of the most versatile drinks in the world.
It can be distilled from any type of grains, potatoes, or even grapes worldwide. Due to its simplicity, this unaged spirit's main flavor factor is the quality of water and the ingredients used in the distillation process.
Primarily used in cocktails, vodka can also stand its ground when enjoyed neat.
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