Monday, October 2, 2023

Sustainable Vodka? Only If It’s Made With Organically Grown Corn


There are a lot of eco-leaning vodkas on the market. But there’s one critical distinction that makes vodka sustainable, and that’s organic corn.

In a world where consumers are increasingly mindful of what they put in their bodies, the quest for healthier and more sustainable choices has extended to the realm of spirits. Vodka, a timeless and beloved libation, is now undergoing a transformation as people seek out options that align with their values. 

This is why vodka made from organic corn is crucial for both the individual consumer and the planet — taking care of our bodies and the foods and drinks we ingest isn’t just a passing trend. From improved health outcomes to supporting organic farmers and nurturing the environment, the advantages of using organic corn in vodka production are hard to ignore. 

Benefits of organic corn vodka

As the name suggests, organic corn is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms, reducing the potential exposure to harmful chemicals. Choosing vodka made from organic corn is not only a better option for those concerned about their well-being, but it also tastes better, too. 

When you sip on vodka made from organic corn, you can taste the subtly sweet essence from the corn — whether you drink it on the rocks or neat. Consuming an organic, corn-based beverage ensures that you have less of the harmful effects of alcohol. Organic vodka has been linked to healthier skin, and consuming organic corn vodka in moderation may also help promote cardiovascular health. 

Environmental sustainability

Traditional vodka production often involves practices that can harm the environment, such as the excessive use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Conversely, organic farming practices prioritize ecological balance, biodiversity, and sustainable soil management.

When corn is grown organically, it eliminates the need for synthetic chemicals that can seep into the soil and contaminate water sources. Instead, organic farmers rely on natural methods like composting, cover cropping, and crop rotation to maintain the health of the land. By choosing vodka made from organic corn, you actively contribute to the preservation of soil fertility, minimizing the risk of erosion and degradation.

Supporting organic farmers

At Tina’s Vodka, we support regenerative farming practices, which encompasses a holistic perspective that aims to enhance the health and vitality of the land. Through regenerative practices like crop rotation, cover cropping, and composting, organic farmers nurture the soil, building its organic matter and restoring its natural fertility.

Supporting organic farmers is about more than just the economic impact, it is a statement of solidarity with those who have chosen to tread a different path — one that prioritizes harmony with nature and the well-being of future generations. By selecting vodka made from organic corn, you send a message that sustainable agricultural practices matter and that you value the hard work and dedication of those who embody these principles. (For more information and beautiful visuals, watch the documentary Kiss the Ground.)

Potential for enhanced taste

When it comes to indulging in a glass of vodka, taste is paramount. Vodka enthusiasts are continually in search of that perfect balance, that exceptional flavor profile that elevates the drinking experience. One intriguing factor that can contribute to this enhanced taste is the use of organic corn in vodka production.

Advocates of vodka made from organic corn argue that it offers a cleaner and more natural flavor compared to its conventional counterparts. The absence of chemical residues from synthetic pesticides and herbicides means that the corn used in organic vodka is free from any unwanted flavors or lingering aftertaste.

This purity allows the natural essence of the corn to shine through, resulting in a smoother and more enjoyable tasting experience. We added another organic element to my vodka by filtering it through a proprietary method involving renewable organic coconut shells to ensure the vodka is as smooth and clean as possible. This method gives my vodka a different mouth feel and puts it in a class all its own.

By choosing vodka made from organic corn, you are taking a stand for your well-being, ensuring that your drink is free from harmful chemicals and residues. You are also becoming an advocate for the environment, supporting regenerative farming practices that prioritize ecological balance and protect our precious natural resources. And let’s not forget that you are choosing quality and better-tasting vodka. 

Together, we can raise our glasses to a brighter, healthier, and more delicious future. Cheers to vodka made from organic corn! 

Tina Karras, owner of Tina’s Planet Vodka, started her journey in the alcohol industry as a musician. Working her way up from restaurants to becoming the alcohol buyer at the Roxy Theatre, Tina realized the need for a vodka that embodied traits like being made from organic corn, non-GMO, American-made, smooth, delicious, and affordable. With her credit cards and a small bank loan, she launched Tina’s Vodka, coinciding with the release of her self-funded album, just as the pandemic hit. Despite the challenges, two years later, Tina and Tina’s Vodka have achieved remarkable success with nationwide distribution and recognition from various publications.


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