Vodka was traditionally often made from potatoes, but nowadays, most vodka is made from grains. In Canada, all vodka is made from grains. PEI is already famous for its potatoes, so it seemed obvious to two women on the island to create a high-end potato vodka, distilled from island potatoes. The result: Prince Edward vodka. They are currently building the still, but hope to be in production later this year.
The vodka will make a perfect PEI-gift, probably better appreciated than a bag of PEI potatoes. it’s a good example of a product that complements a tourism product.