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Half Shell Vodka

The First U.S. Vodka to Come in a 94% Recycled Cardboard Bottle & Filtered Through Oyster Shells


Founder Harrison Holditch
Press Contact Karen Locke


Half Shell Vodka is a homegrown, sustainably operated vodka made by hand in small batches from locally sourced ingredients and family farmed crops. It is distilled 18 times and then passed through a one-of-a-kind activated coconut carbon and oyster shell filter. It is also the first U.S. spirit to come in a 94% recycled cardboard bottle.

Founding Story

Half Shell Vodka was founded by duo Harrison and brother-in-law David in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida in 2019. They wanted to make craft spirits in a way that reflects and helps to protect the stunning ecology of the Florida Panhandle. Their vodka is made by hand in small batches from locally sourced, family-farmed ingredients, and they take pride in distilling world-class spirits just miles away from the sugar-sand beaches of 30A. Their mission is to protect and improve the Gulf Coast community, and they are actively involved in local coastal cleanups and ocean conservancy work.


Half Shell Vodka
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Team Bios

Distillery 98 was founded in 2016 by Harrison Holditch and his brother-in-law and head distiller David Kapitanoff. Learn more at

Half Shell is a distinctive spirits brand informed by the unique ecology of the Florida coastline. Made from locally grown corn, distilled through an 18-plate column, and filtered through Gulf oyster shells, Half Shell lives up to both its moniker and the spirit of the Panhandle.

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