At Mastermind we believe that for quality vodka you don’t have to look to Russia, Poland, or even California. As Midwesterners we know that the best grains in the world are grown right here in our own back yard.
In 2008 Carl Levering and Joel Berrey hatched a plan to harvest that quality and show the world just what kind of spirits could come from the heartland. So began the journey that would lead to the first distillery in Madison County IL, since the year 1882.
Through that journey a team of local distillers, farmers, and manufacturers was assembled from all over the breadbasket with one goal; to use only local products and local resources, and from that create a world class vodka that could stand alone against anything its up against. That goal has been realized with Mastermind Vodka.