We know it is hard to give a specific requirements to decide if a vodka is good or not since there just so many of them and they are vary too wide for generalization, moreover, people taste are different, so it can be harder to pick. In today Tito’s vs Ketel One article, we will compare these two popular brands of vodka, so you will know what you can expect from them if you never had a taste of them. If one/both of them took your interest, go check our article below.
In this article, we are going to give you information about:
– What are Tito’s and Ketel One
– How to enjoy Tito’s and Ketel One
– Tito’s vs Ketel One
Tito’s is one of the best-selling vodka in the country and successfully send its owner into one of 400 richest people by Forbes. For many people, this brand is the choice when they just want to make a bad decision at a nightclub but before they become a big brand like today, the company actually started with a homemade 16-gallon pot still that now turn into a 26 acres distillery. Vodka can be made from almost anything but the brand chosen corn, which is of course gluten free.
Unlike many vodka out there that comes in a fancy frosted bottle, Tito’s is kept simple by using a regular bottle and brown label with the logo printed on it. It is made or distilled from corn in Austin, Texas. Written on the bottle, the corn is distilled 6 times and contains 40% alcohol or 80 proof. It is said that the company choose corn for its body and they can add the corn mash back into the mix if they want to added flavor and unctuousness, but they decided not to.
Just like any other vodka, you can drink them neat or use it in a mix drink or cocktail recipe. Here is a recipe for Tito’s Greyhound taken from Tito’s. The ingredients you need are 1 ½ oz.Tito’s vodka and 4 oz. grapefruit juice. To make the drink just add the vodka and juice into a rock glass with ice, stir then garnish with rosemary springs if you fancy.
About Ketel One
Another popular vodka that you can reach to if you want a decent drink is Ketel One. The brand falls into a middle level vodka since it is in the same range of price as Belvedere vs Grey Goose. This name promise you a smooth drink with no frills and is said to be one of the cleanest vodka you will ever encounter. Many people even stated that it is a shame to mix the vodka with other ingredients since it is already a very good drink when chilled or serve over a little ice.
The taste of Ketel One is the legacy of Nolet family of Dutch distillers that currently run on its 10th generation. In the market, a big name is rarely runs by family legacy but they are indeed able to produce some very fine spirits. It is a Dutch vodka distilled in small batches from European wheat and just like so many brands out there, this one also comes with 40% alcohol by content or 80 proof. They also enter the flavored vodka market by releasing Citroen and Orange flavored vodka.
Ketel One Recipe
You can drink it neat without any additional ingredients, but if you are fond of refreshing drinks, try our recommended recipe named Ketel Soda with Strawberry Basil. You will need 1.5 oz. Ketel One vodka, 3 oz. club soda, 1-2 strawberry slices, and 1-2 basil leaves as well as ice. To make the drink, use a Collin glass, add ice and slide the strawberry slice between the ice and glass together with the basil. Pour the vodka, club soda and then garnish it with a sprig of basil.
Now, let’s compare Tito’s with Ketel One. Both of them are good choice depend on your taste. They are differ from the ingredients since Tito’s is using corn while Ketel one is using winter wheat. From the taste, it is also softer and smooth unlike Tito’s with harsher taste.
Tito’s vs Ketel One
|- Made from corn||- Made from winter wheat|
|- Made in America||- From Netherlands|
|- Taste harsher||- Taste smoother|
|- More affordable||- More expensive|
All in all, the decision is all yours to make. In our opinion, both of them are equally delicious for different people and since people got their own preference you may like one of them better over the other. However, if we are going to choose, we will add some more and get Ketel One instead of Tito’s.