Prairie Organic Gin

Prairie Organic GinIn a bar in Buffalo, I saw this tall bottle of gin sticking out from behind it’s vodka sibling. Prairie Organic Gin, from Ed Phillips & Sons. Claimed to be “made with respect,” it’s certified organic, with the history of the product and means of production detailed carefully on their website.

Okay, so you’re a rocket scientist organic, and you know what? That don’t impress me much. (Fine, Shania Twain I am not.) I appreciate the history, the nod towards local-ism and local business. Plants are fun and the environment is cool! But when it comes to alcohol, I am a bit cynical about the organic label.

My impression of organic aside, I knew that when I saw the gin, it was one that had not be tried and tested here before, so like any good partner would do, I bit the bullet and ordered a shot of it, neat. All in the name of science! I mean, gin reviews!

Prairie Gin is lower proof than regular gins – so I guess you can drink more of it. Okay, this actually results in a somewhat smoother experience. Straight up, you get some faint florals in the front, with a touch of juniper hovering in the middle, and mild astringency on the finish. It’s inoffensive, some what smooth, and would probably make a better G&T than, say, Crystal Palace Gin. And that’s about all I can say about this gin – it’s neatly packaged and marketed to be attractive to hip, environmentally conscious drinkers who want something other than your basic well-gin.

8 thoughts on “Prairie Organic Gin

  • November 30, -0001by Big O

    I love gin dry and clean. For all those people who told me it is like licking a pine cone’s ass…. I finally know what they mean with this one. Glad I didn’t pay normal retail. Got it on clearance.

  • November 30, -0001by M

    Prairie fume’
    Not for me, no pine, not dry. Flowery.
    It is nice & I’m sure people will like it but I am not sure if it is Gin.

  • November 4, 2014by Bruce

    The problem is that it really doesn’t taste much different than their vodka.

  • May 23, 2015by Jason LeBlanc

    Brought one bottle, now it’s two

  • May 23, 2015by Jason LeBlanc

    I found this the other day and I was tempted by the price because sub $20 quality liquors are in a rarity these days and so many liquors in every segment are just over priced. In my town this is priced Seagrams+ and Bombay-, and for a new product on the shelf; when many tend to want to price high and then settle to a more reasonable market price when sales stagnate; this I can see being priced up at least a couple of dollars if it can catch a market. I don’t care that it’s organic,because I’ve been burned too many time in the alcohol segment of retail by over priced bad tasting products with that label, but this is a solid gin. If I had to, I might pay a small premium over Bombay or Tanqueray, for the organic label because it deserves to sit right next to them as a solid call gin fit for any cocktail.

  • December 22, 2016by jim

    I like, no major statements, just smooth…

  • November 25, 2018by Brigid Kowalczyk

    I bought it to make “Drunken Raisins” which use golden raisins and gin to help with arthritis pain in the joints. We’ll see. I appreciated the organic-ness of it. But otherwise, I have no experience with gin. 1 week from now, 9 gin-soaked raisins per day is supposed to help with the pain of arthritis.

  • August 16, 2019by Anonymous

    Exceptionally smooth with subtle floral notes and no after burn…..this is worthy.

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