USA Today Readers Vote Prairie Organic Spirits, Known for Dedication to Organics, Sustainability and Green Initiatives, as the Nation’s Top Craft Vodka Distillery

MINNEAPOLIS (September 18, 2018) – Prairie Organic Spirits has been named the Best Craft Vodka Distillery in USA Today’s “10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards.” The publication, a trusted source for travel, food and beverage advice, recognizes Prairie Organic’s commitment to organic ingredients and sustainable practices, as well as an unmatched distilling process that leads to Prairie Organic’s award-winning taste.

Prairie Organic’s vodkas and gin start with ingredients grown on local Minnesota organic family farms, free-from herbicides and GMOs. The spirits are distilled in Princeton, Minnesota in a custom built, small batch copper still and tasted by Guardians of Prairie, a group of employees who ensure each batch meets the brand’s exacting standards. The organic corn is distilled as many times as needed to produce Prairie’s unique flavor profile. Prairie Organic is also leading a company-wide initiative called OneTeam GREEN, which works to increase corporate sustainability practices such as reducing electrical usage, establishing better water sources, and promoting recycling within its facilities.

“We’re honored to be selected as the nation’s best craft vodka distillery,” said Scott Meek, Prairie Organic’s Vice President of Marketing. “We work hard to create great-tasting vodkas and gin while at the same time improving our sustainable practices, protecting wildlife and supporting our organic farmers. This recognition by USA Today’s readers reinforces that people truly value organic and brands like Prairie Organic that work to foster positive change for our planet.”

The 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards were developed in partnership with the editors of USA Today’s 10 Best. USA Today editors collaborated with a panel of experts to nominate the nation’s best craft vodka distillers, then left the rest to up to the readers. For more information on the awards, visit

About Prairie Organic Spirits
Prairie Organic Spirits, based in Princeton, MN, produces farm-crafted spirits using single-sourced, vintage corn grown on family-owned, organic Midwest farms. The #1 USDA Certified organic spirits brand, Prairie Organic Spirits distills each batch to taste, with a commitment to high quality ingredients. Phillips Distilling Company founded the brand in 2008 with a mission to handcraft organic, world-class spirits using the fewest natural resources possible. For more information visit and follow @PrairieOrganic on Instagram and Twitter.

About Phillips Distilling Company
Phillips Distilling Company (Phillips) is one of the most innovative and enduring distilled spirits companies in the North America. Over 106 years in the making, Phillips continues to produce high-quality products using only the finest ingredients, sourced from around the globe. Phillips is consistently a pioneer in the spirits industry, from America’s first schnapps in the 1930s to flavored vodka in the 1950s to flavored whiskey in the 1990s to organic spirits in the 2000s. The Phillips portfolio includes UV Vodka flavored vodkas, Prairie Organic Spirits, Revel Stoke Whiskies, Casa Centinela Tequilas, Marca Negra Mezcals, La Hechicera Aged Rum, Tomatin Scotch Whiskies, Trader Vic’s rum, Phillips Spirits and Douglas & Todd Small Batch Bourbon. The company is based in Princeton, MN with offices in Minneapolis.

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