(Dec 29, 2012) – The Only Vodka in the World Made with the Sun and the Ocean

Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, opening in April 2013, will highlight the company’s commitment to social and environmentally conscious business practices featuring a new visitor’s center, organic farm, martini garden and craft distillery. Situated on a breathtaking 80-acres on the slopes of Mount Haleakala, the new home of Ocean Vodka captures panoramic views of both the north and south shores of Maui.  It is easily reached from Maui’s international Kahului Airport as well as the island’s world-famous resorts.

IMG_2773Ocean Vodka is 100% Certified USDA Organic, gluten-free, and the only vodka in the world made from organic sugar cane and deep ocean mineral water.  A proprietary column distillation process produces an ultra-clean spirit that is unrivaled in the marketplace.  When this pure refined spirit is blended with deep ocean water, Ocean Vodka takes on a unique, mineral-rich flavor found in no other vodka.
IMG_2814The state-of-the-art Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery will utilize solar panels to power 100% of the operations of the distillery and facility.  The sugar cane will be organically farmed on the rich, volcanic soils without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and the mature sugar cane will be hand harvested for processing.  A Martini Garden designed for martini lovers will highlight fresh, local ingredients such as Kula lavender, local citrus, passion fruit, pineapple and strawberries.


The mission of Ocean Vodka is to create a superior organic, value-added agricultural product from Hawaii that supports the local economy, competes globally based on quality and raises awareness for ocean conservation.  The upgraded facility provides Ocean Vodka with control of all supply and production, with farming, distillation, manufacturing, marketing and sales consolidated for the first time since the brand’s inception in 2006.  The new facility further solidifies Ocean’s growing presence in the marketplace, and will support a ten-fold increase in business and new opportunities to expand production into rums and whiskies.

The Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery will open to the public for tours April 29, 2013. True to its organic and sustainable commitment, the farm and craft distillery will educate guests on the importance of organic farming for the conservation of land and ocean, green manufacturing and the production of spirits.

IMG_2835“Our new organic farm and craft distillery is the natural progression of the success of the brand,” states Shay Smith, Founder, President and CEO of Ocean Vodka.  “We’ve always found inspiration from our home island of Maui, and we look forward to hosting many visitors in years to come.  We hope guests come to learn about the art of craft distilling, and the way we work with 100% organic sugar cane and the richest mineral water source in the world, our deep ocean.”

The suggested retail price for Ocean Vodka is $32.99.  For more information on Ocean Vodka, please contact Kristin Hettermann at or call 808-205-4767.

About Ocean Vodka

IMG_2793Long inspired by the ocean paradise of Hawaii, Ocean Vodka is handcrafted using deep ocean mineral-rich water sourced from a depth of 3,000 feet off the Kona Coast of the Island of Hawaii.  The trace minerals, including potassium, magnesium and calcium, help create a distinct and pleasurable flavor profile that is unlike any other vodka.  Ocean Vodka has been the exclusive vodka on Hawaiian Airlines since 2007, and is the number one selling spirit made in Hawaii.  Originally launched on Maui in 2006, Ocean Vodka is the creation of the Smith Family, owners of Ocean Vodka.

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