Prairie Organic Gin

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In 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.

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15 thoughts on “Prairie Organic Gin”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. I am glad that I used a gift card to buy this “gin” as it was swill. It tasted like sweetened vodka. I tasted it….. then went and poured it down the sink and threw it away. Shocking product.

  6. I tried it, and immediately went over and poured the bottle down the sink. Tasted like oily, sweetened vodka. If I wanted vodka, I’d buy vodka. My complaint, too sweet, and it is not GIN!!!

  7. Recently purchased a bottle of your gin and enjoyed it… Price point was very appealing. I have been drinking gin for 45 years and would buy your product again.

    Happy holidays…

  8. I have only tried Navy Strength Prairie Gin in a dry Noilly Prat vermouth martini. Cinnamon with peppery finish. Loved it. Went out and bought several bottles @ $32 a bottle.

  9. Curious why Jeff Moore felt it necessary to give 2 reviews from 2 different accounts. A bit overkill, did the producer personally offend you in some way?