Review: Prairie Organic Gin and Cucumber Vodka

Prairie_GinPrairie Organic Vodka, a clean, corn-based spirit from Minnesota, has been with us for the better part of a decade. At last the company is out with two line extensions, a gin and a cucumber-flavored version of the original spirit, both organic releases. Thoughts on both follow forthwith.

Prairie Organic Cucumber Flavored Vodka – Take Prairie’s corn-distilled vodka and add “garden-fresh cucumber flavor” and you have this spirit. Cucumber is becoming increasingly common as a vodka flavor, and this rendition is both straightforward and perfectly credible — largely authentic with almost nothing in the way of secondary flavor notes at all (aside from some subtle sweetness). Nothing shocking, just a quiet recreation of cucumber sandwiches, hold the sandwiches. 70 proof. B / $26

Prairie Organic Gin – Prairie doesn’t publish its botanical list, but alludes to mint, sage, and cherry (!) on its bottle hanger, along with the usual juniper. On the nose I get a lot of floral, almost perfumy notes, along with touches of cinnamon and mulled wine. The body is a bit more traditional: Juniper comes up first (barely), with citrus peel notes… but there’s also gingerbread and honey on the finish. Pleasant enough, but it doesn’t quite muster enough in the body department for my tastes. 80 proof. B / $26

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4 Responses

  1. Annie September 6, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    I tried the Cucumber vodka a few weeks ago and LOVED it. So much so that I picked up another bottle today and had some this evening. I was disappointed before I even took my first sip. I smelled and tasted sugar (or some derivative) and my first bottle tasted like fresh cucumber in vodka and it was awesome… maybe I got a bad batch? I’m a bit gun shy and don’t know that I’ll get another bottle (if I ever finish this one).

  2. Anonymous January 15, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    Scam. Does not taste like vodka

  3. Debra Cruz May 14, 2015 / 8:33 am

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO YOUR PR/MARKETING DIRECTOR:

    Our company would like to do a nationally syndicated feature on your company and your gin, cucumber and vodka.
    This is a time sensitive piece. Please get back to me ASAP.
    Thank you.

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