Tito's Handmade Vodka founder and master distiller Bert "Tito" Beveridge is a true pioneer in the world of microdistilling – in fact, it’s a world he helped create. Early on, Tito worked day and night in the one-room shack, cooking vodka and catching sleep sporadically. He spent his days hand-bottling vodka, screwing caps on bottles, and putting Elmer's glue on paper labels. He would canvass Austin, meeting with local liquor stores and distributors, and taking his vodka around to parties, introducing his brand and building up a cadre of loyal followers. Tito would head home exhausted and exhilarated; Then, he would wake up, and do it all over again. It took the company more than eight years to turn a profit. Today, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is one of the fastest-selling and fastest-growing microdistilleries on the market and remains one of the purest spirits available.