One night, out of curiosity, I requested a martini made with an organic vodka where the maker planted, harvested and distilled organic potatoes on the same farm….the bartender quickly responded –
Nobody Does That!
That started me thinking, what if I could make an organic vodka from seed to table. That question started me on a journey…….
I never imagined the hard work that was ahead of me to get my one-of-a-kind vodka into production. Unlike anyone else, I plant, grow (removing bugs and pulling weeds around each plant by hand), harvest and distill my organic potatoes on the family farm. The work is arduous but the final product is the true reward.
I know when you taste it you will appreciate the hard work too.
Treboles and Key and Corazon and Key are limited edition artisan Vodkas that are made in the truest form in the Field-to-Table market. I plant, grow, harvest and distill organic potatoes and corn on the family farm. There is no other distiller in the world that is a Certified Organic Planter and Certified Organic Handler in both potato and corn. Both Certifications require strict compliance and inspections.
I start with certified Organic potato and corn seed. Through the growing process, I rototill each row, remove all the weeds around every plant and inspect/remove pests by hand. Every corn stalk and potato plant passes through my hands many times during the growing season. More importantly, no pesticides or herbicides are ever used on my fields. The final result of this hard work and attention to detail is a taste and smoothness unlike any vodka on the market today.
Currently, I am distilling this year’s crop of organic potatoes until December. which will be under the name Treboles and Key Organic Vodka. Approximately 600 to 700 bottles will be distilled and each bottle will be signed, numbered and have its own gift box. Starting in January of 2018, I will be distilling organic corn under the name Corazon and Key Organic Vodka. I expect a production of approximately 6,000 to 7,000 bottles only.
I plant it, I grow it, I harvest it and I distill it – Organically.
DAVID LEE MEISENBURG, THE GENTLEMAN FARMER