The Moore American

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March 6, 2013

Distillery is taking industry by storm

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MOORE —

Twister Vodka’s still produces 23 gallons an hour. So far, Garrett said, Twister Vodka has put out 500 cases of product. Next month, based on preorder sales, Garrett expects to produce between 1,500 to 2,000 cases.

“Which is unheard of because every small micro distillery that we’ve talked to, they always tell us ‘You’ll get 500 cases in a year.’ We’ve already done that in two months. We thought we would be where we are at now in a year,” Janko said.

At the moment, Twister Vodka produces a regular vodka and a sweet tea infused vodka that Garrett said is the company’s No. 1 seller. In May, a peaches and cream and strawberries and cream vodka will be introduced. Oklahoma Land Rum, a 180 proof rum, is also in the works. All of the beverages produced at Twister Vodka are made in Moore.

“We use grains from local farmers. We only use rye based everything, no corn. Corn is just a nasty, nasty grain that everybody uses because it’s cheap but it’s a really inferior product. The great thing about using rye versus corn or wheat is the fusel oils and everything else are so low that you get a nice clean flavor. There’s no burn. That’s the main difference between grains. If you go and get a top shelf anything, you are going to have a lot less burn. But when you use rye, you can taste alcohol, but it is so smooth.” Janko said. “The most important thing is we don’t want to be like anybody else. We wanted to use everything local and we wanted to make something that doesn’t taste like anything else. We’ve had so many people come and tell us, ‘This tastes like top shelf vodka.’ And we price our stuff so cheap. We want to get it out there and get everybody to like it.”

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