Tattersall Distilling unveils organic vodka plansBy Melita Kiely
US spirits producer Tattersall Distilling has released an organic vodka and intends to make its entire vodka portfolio organic going forward.
The USDA-certified organic vodka was created with the help of corn farmer and owner of Four Sisters Farm in Rochester, Minnesota, Jerome Walch, who is also father-in-law to Tattersall’s head distiller, Bentley Gillman.
Tattersall then worked with the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association to ensure its grain miller, Dale Anderson, of Anderson Farms in Cambridge, Minnesota, also obtained organic certification.
The spent grain from the distillation of the Tattersall Organic Vodka is sent to another farm and used as feed for livestock, while the water is also reclaimed and used to make edible products.
Bottled at 40% ABV, Tattersall Organic Vodka is priced at US$25 per 750ml bottle.
Dan Oskey, founder and chief operator of Tattersall Distilling, said: “Many mainstream, organic vodka brands are not actually distilling their spirits themselves.
“This is also common with rye spirits. It’s very misleading marketing to the consumer. We do things differently at Tattersall. We source the highest quality ingredients to ferment and distil in our distillery in northeast Minneapolis. And each bottle of our organic vodka is dated and labelled to track the entire lifecycle.”
In August last year, Tattersall Distilling completed a multi-million-dollar equity raise to boost capacity and enter new markets.