American Harvest Vodka was created by the Sidney Frank Importing Company (SFIC) in 2011 and gained a national foothold by 2014, the company reports. When SFIC was acquired by Jägermeister in 2015, the Frank family retained ownership of the brand.
The sale of American Harvest to the Beach Whiskey Company returns the brand to one of its creators, Bill Henderson, now Chief Marketing Officer of Beach Whiskey.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Organic and craft spirits have shown significant growth over the past five years, and American Harvest has already shown its ability to stand apart from other super-premium vodkas,” says Smoke Wallin, CEO, Beach Whiskey Company in a press release. “Now is the time for a national organic craft vodka, and American Harvest Vodka fits seamlessly into the Beach Whiskey portfolio while accelerating our national growth plans. Distributors who previously carried American Harvest are eager to have it back, and this is creating additional opportunities for the Beach Whiskey portfolio.”
American Harvest is made from American wheat and distilled with 100-percent certified organic ingredients. The wheat is estate grown from a single family farm, the company says, and the water is from a source beneath the Snake River Water basin.
American Harvest Vodka (40% ABV) will be returning to shelves across the country and is expected to regain its national footprint in 2017, the company says. The suggested retail price is $24.99 per 750-ml bottle.