Review: Prairie Organic Gin and Cucumber Vodka

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 [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS] [BUY IT NOW FROM THE WHISKY EXCHANGE]

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 [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]

Prairie Organic Gin




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Annie on September 6, 2014 at 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 on January 15, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Scam. Does not taste like vodka

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


    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.

  4. Chris on May 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Best Gin for Martinis I have ever had

  5. Rick newman hvac business on May 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Have tried several cute vodkas &yours is the best at any price. Have bought 4 cases & I give them to my customers as a thank you with great results.

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