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In a market flooded with synthetic, sweet vodkas in flavors like Swedish fish, Fruit Loops, and yes, glazed doughnuts -- a pure, natural one is a breath of fresh air. Hence the appeal of American Harvest, a new organic spirit by the makers of Grey Goose.
The new vodka is popping up in bars, restaurants, and clubs all over Miami. There's enough fake crap accompanying Miami's nightlife as it is, so at least you can go au naturale with your vodka.
Sidney Frank Importing Co. is the brand behind the new booze. It also created Grey Goose but sold it in 2004 and has been out of the vodka biz for awhile. The company focused instead on its other products, such as Jägermeister, but is now back in the game with American Harvest.
"Whether it be the premiumization of the vodka category or the phenomenal growth of an herbal liqueur that has become the phenomenon known as Jägermeister, we've always been trailblazers. It's that same pioneering spirit and relentless pursuit of something better that led us on the journey to produce American Harvest," says Julie Byrne, American Harvest brand manager at Sidney Frank Importing Company.
The brand is already in a bunch of local spots, including Radio, Dolce, Titanic Brewery, Bougainvillea's, PB Steak, and Michael's Genuine. Liquor stores carrying it are Total Wine, Big Daddy's, Vintage Liquor and Wine, and plenty more.
Sidney Frank is a third-generation family business and, true to its latest brand's moniker, all-American. The spirit is handcrafted in small batches from organic winter wheat grown on a sustainable family farm. Then it's distilled and bottled in Rigby, Idaho, using water from Snake River Plain aquifers. The distillery also uses wind power -- one-third of its monthly electrical consumption, to be exact.
"Our proprietary blend of organic ingredients does not actually add a traditional flavor to our vodka but instead results in the distinctive, smooth, and crisp character of American Harvest," Byrne says.