As the sustainable and organic movements continue in the alcohol industry, Chopin has released its first organic, single-ingredient vodka in the U.S. — Chopin Rye Organic.
The spirit is made from a heritage rye variety called Dankowskie Ruben, which is certified 100% organic and sourced from a multi-generational farm within 20 miles of the Chopin Vodka distillery in Poland, the company reports.
Chopin Rye Organic follows strict requirements for ecological processing, and is blended with natural spring from Chopin’s own onsite well. The spirit then rests for six months.
“At the Chopin Distillery, we have always prided ourselves on crafting single-ingredient vodkas utilizing naturally grown ingredients, without chemicals or pesticides,” says Tad Dorda, founder and CEO of Chopin Vodka. “We have taken this mission a step further with Chopin Rye Organic Vodka. We feel the timing is right for Chopin Rye Organic as it is a natural continuation of our commitment to only using the highest quality ingredients for our customers and the environment, at a moment when consumers are increasingly awakened to what they eat and drink.
The Chopin team works with one organic farm to grow the organic rye with naturally fertile soil without using synthetic chemicals such as human-made pesticides, artificial fertilizers or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the company says. As a result, organic rye has a yield of about half of regular rye and has an increased cost of 40% relative to non-organic rye. The farmers monitor the fertility of the soil, the optimal sowing time, peak conditions for development and the ideal harvest time.
Chopin Rye Organic can be purchased online here, and in select retailers in California, Florida, Texas, Colorado and Washington.
The suggested retail price is $34.99 per 750-ml. bottle.