Rye is the only grain used at Twister, and Janko sources nearly all ingredients locally, including the rye, spices and fruits.
“Oklahoma is just crazy, crazy, crazy into made in Oklahoma,” he said.
Though a tasting room was part of the original business plan, Janko said it was too difficult to obtain the necessary licensing and permits, so the distillery isn't open to the public.
Construction on the Prairie Wolf Spirits distillery in Guthrie wrapped up about a month and a half ago, and the business began producing its vodka, owner Hunter Merritt said. Wholesalers can begin picking up the product May 1, and it will be in liquor stores shortly after.
The family-owned distillery is focusing on producing a pure, unflavored vodka, Merritt said.
“Instead of having lemon-flavored vodka, we'd like people to buy our vodka and squeeze fresh lemon juice in it,” he said.
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