We’re the first and only spirits brand to hold all 5 official certifications. We proudly
paved the way to change industry standards. Read more to see how we’re able to hold this
title, and why certifications matter for your body, and the planet.
This means our spirits were crafted without the use of any genetically modified organisms
which have been proven to have harmful effects on our bodies and the environment. A
technical inspection of each ingredient that is used to produce our spirits is needed in
order to be cerified. Ingredients with the highest risk of being genetically modified
include many of the base grains and starches used in producing spirits including corn,
potatoes, wheat, and sugar beets. We’re the first and only spirit brand to craft all of
our spirits with pure, organic cane-sugar.
Obtaining this certificate requires sourcing ingredients from reputable farmers as well
as the ongoing monitoring of descending generations in both the field and the production
For a spirit to be organic, it must be grown and produced without pesticides or
fertilizers, resulting in a clean, pure beverage.
This is the most difficult of the five certifications to obtain. USDA Organic
certification involves a lot of planning and work. An updated plan must be submitted
every year. The exact percentage of each ingredient in each product and the tally of all
organic ingredients must be calculated. This plan must also address any regulated
aspects of the production facility such as the cleaning products used, other items
produced in the same space, and how the equipment is washed, sterilized, and serviced.
If you’re vegan, you’re probably familiar with what makes a food or beverage vegan.
However, this word can turn off those who don’t identify with a vegan lifestyle—but
there’s no need! It’s just another certification to prove that we produce all our
spirits with ingredients of the earth like pure cane sugar. To be certified, the
spirit must contain no animal products or byproducts and no ingredients that were tested
on animals.. In fact, each and every ingredient must be accounted for with a letter from
its producer stating that no animals were used in any way in the production of the
To be Kosher just means the items must be approved by a Rabbi, as well as contain no
Being Jewish or of Jewish descent is not necessary to receive this certificate, but we
feel strongly that any person of age should be able to enjoy our spirits. To become
certified, an alcoholic spirits company must submit an application and undergo
mandatory, twice-yearly visits by a rabbi. The frequency of rabbinical visits is a big
factor in the overall expense of becoming kosher-certified.
The process for Gluten-Free certification has very strict requirements. Since some
people eat a gluten-free diet for certain health reasons, the guidelines for
certification are there to guarantee that the products are safe for people with a gluten
intolerance or allergies Products that are labeled gluten free, but do not have the
certification are more likely to trigger allergic reactions than their Vegan, Kosher,
Non-GMO, and USDA organic counterparts.
The FDA does not regulate distilled spirits, so Drake’s decision to obtain Gluten-Free
Certification is a testament to their high standards.