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About Prairie Wolf Spirits
Prairie Wolf Spirits is owned and operated solely by the Merritt family. We’ve been doing business in Oklahoma since the Land Run of 1889 and we still own the 160-acre plot the family attained during the Run.
The distillery is named after this land, located in Loyal, Oklahoma, where the family has come for generations to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. It was on one of these evenings at the ranch that the Merritt brothers, Blake and Hunter, were discussing the future with their father, David Merritt, over a glass of bourbon. Enjoying their time together, David thought, why can’t we make a delicious, pure spirit of our own right here in Oklahoma? After years of pursuing their craft from masters all over the nation and attaining a mountain of permits, Prairie Wolf Spirits is proud to present one of Oklahoma’s finest distilleries.
Prairie Wolf Spirits are enjoyable anywhere. We believe, however, that the best way to drink our spirits is sitting on the porch or at the kitchen table— surrounded by friends and family. That’s the Prairie Wolf way.
Blake, who is the Merritt family’s hunting guide, his wife, Amanda, and their son Reed have lived in Oklahoma their whole lives. Amanda helps run the distillery and Reed provides the comic relief.
Hunter convinced his wife, Peri, to move from Texas to the great state of Oklahoma after attending college together at Southern Methodist University. It took a few months, but she has really grown to love our state. Peri designs the labels and helps with all things marketing.
David and his wife, Cheryl, the wise elders, have established a deep sense of family within the Merritt clan. Cheryl is the backbone of the organization and helps keep everyone in line. They are happy to have a business where the family can work together to produce one of the finest quality spirits in Oklahoma.