Great American Vodka
Move Over, Russia
In the historic Soulard district of St. Louis, Todd McGowan and Max Burton envisioned their all-American vodka to be crisp, clear, and 80 proof. To debunk the myth that vodka is distinctly Russian, the two entrepreneurs decided to put some American flair into their own brand, 1860s Genuine American Vodka, in an effort to embrace the distinctly American attitude of rugged individualism. They distill their vodka five times with a trace of charcoal mesquite flavor, and they package it in a 100 percent recycled leather sleeve. Distributed in select states, including Missouri, this new product on the vodka frontier is available at most grocery stores.