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Tru Vodka will plant a tree if you buy a bottle (which means you save 62kg of CO2 with every double shot).

Tru Vodka will plant a tree if you buy a bottle (which means you save 62kg of CO2 with every double shot).

Organic Drinks for the Holidays...or Any Other Occasion Photo: Kirti Poddar/Flickr Organic spirits are popping up all over the place, in enough depth and variety to create just about any type of tipple. "It's a logical extension of the organic foods movement," says Paul Abercrombie, author of Organic, Shaken and Stirred . "It's jumped from the kitchen to the bar." Why drink organic spirits? Organic distillers use organic grains, such as wheat, rye or corn, to make alcohol. The payoff for consumers is in the support of earth-friendly farming practices--any chemical or pesticide residue would be removed in the distilling process anyway. "You would have to have a superhuman palate to notice a taste difference," says Abercrombie. "But a distiller who's taking the trouble to make an organic spirit is someone who's interested in a high quality product." Many makers of organic sp...

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