American Harvest Vodka Launched at Euclid Hall

American Harvest, an organic vodka, debuted in Denver at Euclid Hall last Thursday, April 28th.  And for the first time since Martini Ranch had closed, Euclid transformed to the ambiance of its former occupant.  The back wells and tap handles were removed for the evening and replaced with bundled harvest stacks and American Harvest Vodka.  It was a ritzy affair, with bowties, suit jackets, and cocktail dresses abound.  Finger foods of king prawns, house-made boudin noir, oysters on the half-shell, cheddar gourgeres, strawberries and foie gras circled through the guests.  Even Denver Broncos’ Brandon Lloyd made a special appearance (and a grand toast, to boot).

Sidney Frank Importing Company has re-entered the vodka world with American Harvest.  Sidney Frank is the same importer that built the French vodka Grey Goose into a formidable market force (and sold Grey Goose to Bacardi Ltd for $2 billion in 2004).  It has acquired the USDA-certified organic distinction, is distilled and bottled in Rigby, Idaho, and distributed in Denver by Republic National Distributing Company.  RNDC also holds the Square One portfolio, another organic spirit run by CEO/Founder Alison Evanow.

As part of the Euclid Hall Launch Party, American Harvest sought out cocktail recipes from various Denver mixologists:

  • Very Berry Harvest with American Harvest, mint, blackberries and raspberries, agave nectar, and topped with ginger beer.
  • Honey Harvest with American Harvest, Barenjager Honey Liqueur, Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur, lemon juice, and bitters
  • American Harvest Classic Martini with American Harvest and dry vermouth
  • The Breitling with American Harvest, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and grapefruit bitters
  • Harvest Punch with American Harvest, Leopold Brothers Tart Michigan Cherry Liqueur, citrus, agave nectar, mint and basil

 

Here is the official press release of American Harvest:

New Rochelle, NY. – Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., known for redefining the vodka category, is proud to introduce the next revolution in spirits; American Harvest.

Distinct Taste: American Harvest is organic vodka to which a proprietary blend of organic ingredients has been added, creating a truly unique vodka specialty. It’s a revolutionary way to look at the vodka category. The addition of these ingredients results in the distinctive, smooth, clean and crisp character of American Harvest.

American Made: American Harvest is handcrafted in small batches from organic winter wheat grown on a family owned and sustainably managed American farm.  It is distilled and bottled in Rigby, Idaho using water from aquifers deep beneath the Snake River plain.  The result is a distinctly smooth and silky spirit with a crisp, clean taste. American Harvest is the creation of Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., a third generation family business that is 100% US owned and operated.

Quality: American Harvest has been developed with great care for the quality, organic nature and sustainable growing practices of all of its ingredients. It has no artificial additives or preservatives and is produced with a continuous column distillation process and charcoal filtration to ensure the integrity and purity of the spirit. The American Harvest Distillery is independently owned and operated and is USDA Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

“American Harvest is crafted with the same American values that this country was built on and that continue to drive the country forward today. Integrity, opportunity, independence, hard work, innovation and pride,” says Bill Henderson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. “American Harvest was built on a promise; from field to bottle, to create the finest quality product, without compromise to the environment or our nation’s natural resources.”

American Harvest will be available beginning May 2011 in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Oregon and South Carolina. Bottled in the 1.75L, 1L, 750ml and 50ml sizes, the suggested retail price for 750ml is $23.99. American Harvest is best consumed as you would your favorite vodka, straight over ice, in a classic martini or in a cocktail. Please enjoy American Harvest responsibly.

American Harvest Organic Spirit 40% Alc. /Vol. Produced and bottled by American Harvest Distilling, Rigby, Idaho USA

http://www.americanharvestspirit.com

About Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc.

Founded in 1972, Sidney Frank Importing Company Inc. of New Rochelle, NY, currently owns or importsJägermeister Herbal Liqueur – the number one selling imported Liqueur and shot brand in the United States, Gekkeikan Saké – the world’s largest sake, American Harvest – a proprietary blend of organic vodka and organic ingredients resulting in a distinctly smooth and silky spirit with a crisp, clean taste.Michael Collins Irish Whiskey – the award-winning double distilled single malt and blended whiskeys named for the Irish legendary hero and produced at Ireland’s last independent distillery, JC Cognac – the VSOP known for its unmatched quality and unique flavor extensions of Apple and Jasmine, Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur – the German imported honey liqueur made with generous amounts of premium natural Yucatan honey, Henri Savard Blanc de Blancs – the sparkling wine produced with the best French savoir-faire since 1907, Jacques Cardin Brandy – the French brandy of uncommon distinction defined by its rich color and superior flavor, Hudson’s Bay Scotch – a smooth blend of 100% Scotch Whiskies distilled and blended in Scotland and St. Vivant Armagnac – the premium French brandy steeped in tradition dating back to 1559.

 

About Jess Hunter


Jess is a lady and a scholar. If she's not mulling over the various names of famous mustaches and their respective bitter cocktails, she's nibbling on American Craft Singles and Cantillon. Connect with her by email at jesshunter@denveroffthewagon.com.