There is something about the anticipation of a vodka dry martini to kick-off the evening that is really unmatched. After an afternoon walk around Town Lake in Austin, Texas on the new boardwalk, you can work up quite the thirst. A 4 mile walk around this scenic park in spring is an olfactory (aromatic) delight. Along the paths circling both sides of the lake your nose is filled with the scent of grape soda…the tell-tale scent of the Texas Mountain Laurel.
The paths around this hipster hotspot are filled with vibrant sights, sounds and scents. No motorized water-craft are allowed so the sound of the black long-tail Grackel is what you’ll likely hear. This bird is a bit of a menace and has the uncanny ability to throw its voice so it often sounds like it’s swooping inches right over your head, when in fact it’s perched twenty feet up a tree. It’s gets its name from the creepy sound it makes, but also can scratch-out the sound of static on a radio that’s tuned to an empty frequency.
Well, about this time the sun was about to go down on a spectacular 80 degree February day in Austin and it was time for an afternoon splash. Up to the Hyatt balcony and a cold Tito’s Vodka Martini, dry, up, with olives.
The first time I had a Tito’s was in a liquor store taste test in Long Island, New York in 2006. One sip and I knew I had been roped and tied…this was my new vodka. Smooth as anything I had ever tasted, and when I saw the price, I thought it was a mistake…it was one of the lowest priced vodkas in the store. I was in heaven.
Tito’s has come a long way since then, and it’s no longer the lowest priced vodka, but it still is one of the best.
About Tito’s Vodka
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. We make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. Our process, similar to those used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort than others, but it’s well worth it.
-Tito Beveridge, Founder
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In a prior life, Tim held a Series 3 and Series 34 CFTC registration and formerly was a Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA). He is also an expert and specialist in Ichimoku technical analysis. Tim was licensed Property & Casualty; Life, Accident & Health Insurance Producer in New York State. Clearly, Tim had some time on his hands and could not decide what he wanted to be when he grew up...so he stopped trying and started BoozeHunters.
In addition to writing about the Artful Pursuit of Libation, TK writes commentary on Politics and Social issues. This really pisses-off some family members and friends...but TK does not really care.
In the early days TK was a Bartender at a few of the Iconic, Long IslandMega-Clubs such as Spit and Sprat's on the Water. Growing up, his family owned and operated 5 liquor stores throughout the five boroughs of New York City...so as a kid he got free booze.
TK attended Boston College where he studied English Literature and Economics, and also attended the University of Siena, Italy where he studied studio art.
Mr. Kelly has been a decades-long community volunteer in his hometown of Long Island where he Established the community assistance foundation, Kelly's Heroes, he has also been a coach of Youth Lacrosse for over 10 years, Prior to volunteering in youth sports, Mr. Kelly was involved in the Inner City Scholarship program administered by the Archdiocese of New York.
Prior to creating BoozeHunters, TK was a team leader at Bloomberg Financial Markets, where he created Bloomberg Personal Magazine with an initial circulation of over 7 million copies monthly.
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