Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling has announced the launch of its Organic Vodka.
USDA Certified, non-GMO and gluten-free, Tattersall sources and mills its organic grain from an independent family farm 87 miles away, the company says.
“Many mainstream, organic vodka brands are not actually distilling their spirits themselves,” says Dan Oskey, founder and chief operator of Tattersall Distilling. “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 distill in our distillery in Northeast Minneapolis. And each bottle of our Organic Vodka is dated and labeled to track the entire lifecycle.”
Tattersall’s Organic Vodka clocks in at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, and is available for a suggested retail price of $25 per 750-ml. bottle. All vodka produced by Tattersall moving forward will now be organic, the company says, replacing its previous bottles.
Hitting shelves today, Tattersall Distilling Organic Vodka is available for purchase at retailers found at tattersalldistilling.com/tattersall-finder/.
To become certified organic, Tattersall spent the past year working through the process. This included bringing on board corn farmer and owner of Four Sisters Farm in Rochester Minn., Jerome Walch, who’s also Bentley Gillman’s father-in-law (Tattersall’s head distiller). Next, they worked with the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association to ensure their grain miller, Dale Anderson of Anderson Farms in Cambridge Minn., also obtained organic certification. Every step of the process, from transportation to sterilization of equipment, was evaluated in order to be compliant. Once distilled, Tattersall sends the spent grain to another farm in Cambridge, Minn. to be used for livestock feed. With the leftover spent grain, Tattersall upcycles the grains further to be used for edible ingredients while also reclaiming the water used in the process.