Thursday, March 7, 2013

Idaho-made vodka takes another prize

American Harvest Organic Spirit, the Idaho-made vodka last seen at the Obama inauguration gala, has received a gold medal at the Spirits of the Americas competition in Florida.

In the brand's short time on the market, American Harvest has already been awarded a gold medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute, a double gold medal from the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Tasting Panel Seal of Excellence award for outstanding quality.

American Harvest is made for Sidney Frank Importing Co. by Silver Creek Distillers, a company that took over a closed-down ethanol plant in Jefferson County near the Snake River in 1988. Unlike Blue Ice and Teton Glacier, also made there, American Harvest is distilled from organic winter wheat, not potatoes. It is available locally, and will be available nationwide later this month.