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The Minneapolis-based distillery added an organic gin and an organic cucumber-flavored vodka to its Prairie Organic spirits line.
July 9, 2013
Phillips Distilling Company announced Monday that it has added gin and cucumber-flavored vodka to its growing Prairie Organic spirits portfolio.
The Prairie Organic spirits line, which now includes vodka, gin, and cucumber-flavored vodka, is certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The suggested retail price for a 750-milliliter bottle of Prairie Organic Gin or Prairie Cucumber-Flavored Organic Vodka is $19.99, Phillips said.
A Phillips spokeswoman told Twin Cities Business
that the release of the organic gin and the organic cucumber-flavored vodka completes the Prairie Organic line, although she declined to disclose information about the product line’s sales.
In 2008, Minneapolis-based Phillips partnered with a co-op of more than 900 Minnesota farmers, who are all stakeholders in the Prairie Organic brand, to create the line.
“The purpose of our farmer-owned distillery is to utilize sustainable production to handcraft superior organic spirits domestically and support Minnesota’s agricultural economy,” Phillips President and CEO Pedro Caceres said in a statement.
Phillips’ brands include UV Vodka, Revel Stoke Spiced Whisky, and SourPuss Liqueurs, among others. Last fall, Phillips introduced its UV Vodka line of flavored vodkas in Spain
, marking its first foray into Europe. The distillery more recently debuted a candy bar-flavored vodka
in its dessert-flavored category—a popular classification among consumers.
Phillips Distilling Company, which produces more than 70 different brands, is a spin-off of the Millennium Import Company; a company formed by late local businessman and philanthropist Edward Jay Phillips. Phillips licensed a couple of Polish brands to create luxury vodka as a new spirits category. In 2009, Phillips was inducted into Twin Cities Business’ Minnesota Business Hall of Fame