Michigan’s True Spirit
Since the 1800s, our family has taken pride in farming in Michigan, growing a quality crop and having a positive influence on our community. We take the same pride in making North River Vodka, which is handcrafted exclusively from whole, fresh potatoes grown on our family farm. It’s the first Michigan vodka produced that way. It’s Michigan’s True Spirit.
Many Michigan residents have places “Up North” that are special to them. We are no different. We grew up on a farm in Northern Michigan that remains in our family today. We gather regularly just down the road from there at the Manistee River. Those two important places in our lives are the inspiration for North River Vodka.
We learned strong values while growing up on the farm near Kalkaska. The farm is where we learned that hard work pays off, that life rewards you in direct proportion to how much you put into it. It’s where we learned that it is important to treat people right, to be a positive influence on your family, your environment and your community. It’s where we “grew up” in the truest sense of the phrase. Iott Seed Farms has been in business since 1974, but our family’s roots in farming in Michigan date back to the 1800s.
The River Property
No matter where we live now, we all still gather on our family’s property on the Manistee River. It is where we relax and spend time with friends and family. We sit around the campfire, float on the water and tell and retell stories about our lives. Sometimes we just sit and watch the river flow by. Other people have property on the water to get away from it all. We use ours to get together. The river is where we recharge, where we feed our souls and enjoy a cold beverage or two.
North River Vodka believes in making Michigan a better place. One of the ways we do that is partnering with Iott Seed Farms to donate one pound of potatoes to a Michigan food bank for every bottle of vodka that we sell. Those who have purchased North River Vodka already have helped us donate 9,300 pounds of potatoes to Michigan food banks. (We haven’t sold nearly that much vodka, so you have some catching up to do!) Cheers to all of you for helping others.