TOPO Organic Spirits was the first organic distillery in the deep south and is dedicated to supporting local organic farming. Recognized by the NC Department of Agriculture for helping create the local organic wheat market in NC, the base of all of our spirits - except the Rum- comes from locally grown (within 100 miles) organic soft red winter wheat. The rum comes from organic cane from the only organic cane field in the US which is near West Palm Beach. We hope to inspire cane growers in the Carolinas to go organic.
WHAT WE MAKE
TOPO Organic Piedmont Gin
"TOPO Piedmont Gin is really interesting on the nose. The juniper is there, but itís subtle. More prominent are some soft, sweet vanilla aromas, plus some fruit, cardamom and a bit of mint. Drink up and you'll get more cardamom, some cucumber and plenty of citrus...This is an easy-drinking gin. Especially at 92 proof...And one thing we like the best: its base spirit, that soft winter wheat, is never overpowered. The sweetness of the wheat shines through to mingle with the botanicals."
TOPO Eight Oak Carolina Whiskey
Paste Magazine: Vanilla and butterscotch is the dominant nose and flavor, almost candy-like to the unsuspecting drinker. But then I took a closer look at the bottle, and it all made sense. Submerged way down at the bottom is a piece of vanilla toasted oak, imparting this organic Carolina soft red winter wheat whiskey with a spectacular and very unique flavor. This is the perfect after dinner dram, although there’s no reason you couldn’t substitute TOPO in any whiskey cocktail as well.
Publishers Pick, 92 points
TOPO Organic Spiced Rum
The pot-distilled small batch rum explodes with the flavors of allspice, vanilla, orange peel, peppercorns, cinnamon and clove.
TOPO Hurricane Mix
Do you remember when Hurricane Cocktails weren't just artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup and red dye #5? Probably Not. Here's your chance to try the cocktail as originally conceived: Strawberry, Mango, Passionfruit and Blood Orange combined with our Rum will blow you away!
TOPO Organic Vodka
F. Paul Pacult:
"Clear as rainwater. I favorably respond to the toasty, grainy smell of wheat snack crackers that greets you after the pour... Entry is sturdy, moderately viscous, cereal dry yet with a beany bittersweet aspect thatís very charming; mid palate is long, significantly sweeter than the entry, creamy in texture and vanilla-like. It is rare that I come across an unflavored grain-based vodka with as much layering, depth of flavor, character and ribbony texture. Tasty enough to quaff neat and slightly chilled."
TOPO Organic Carolina Moonshine Whiskey
Tasting Panel Magazine:
"Fudge and clay soothe on the first whiff, evolving to an earthy vanilla bean note. A clean, pure sensation is buoyed by the lightweight texture and peppered fudge in the mouth. The taste lingers, a generous spread of its wonderfully sweet character."