Cold River Vodka is a premium potato vodka triple distilled in small batches, made with Maine potatoes and pure water from the Cold River aquifer.
The idea for Cold River Vodka originated with brothers Lee and Donnie Thibodeau. Growing up in Presque Isle, the heart of Maine’s potato country, they listened to their father and uncles tell about their history of turning potatoes into vodka. However, the realities of tending to the potato crop and the rigors of the annual harvest left little time.
Three years ago, the idea of commercially producing a distinctive Maine vodka resurfaced between Donnie and Lee as they were driving back to their childhood home in Presque Isle. After years of thinking of business ideas and talking about the future of Maine’s potato industry, the two decided to make the best potato based vodka from Maine potatoes.