Finlandia Vodka is a premium vodka brand that is produced in Finland. It was first introduced in 1970 and has since become a popular vodka brand in many countries around the world. Finlandia Vodka is made from pure, glacial spring water and high-quality Finnish six-row barley that is distilled into a neutral spirit using a continuous distillation process. The vodka is then filtered through activated charcoal and Nordic birchwood charcoal to create a smooth, crisp taste.
Finlandia Vodka is available in several different varieties, including classic, cranberry, mango, grapefruit, and lime. It is also available in different strengths, with some varieties having an alcohol content of 40%, while others have a slightly lower alcohol content. Finlandia Vodka is often enjoyed in cocktails, but it can also be enjoyed on its own, chilled or at room temperature.
The history of Finlandia Vodka dates back to the mid-20th century when a group of Finnish entrepreneurs and government officials decided to create a high-quality vodka brand to promote Finnish culture and industry. In 1952, the Finnish government established a company called Alko to control the production and sale of alcohol in the country. Alko was tasked with developing a premium vodka brand that could compete with other international brands in the global market.
After several years of research and experimentation, Alko launched Finlandia Vodka in 1970. The name “Finlandia” was chosen to reflect the brand’s Finnish heritage and the purity of its ingredients, which were sourced from the country’s natural resources. The brand’s iconic bottle design, which features a clear glass bottle with a blue label and a reindeer motif, was also introduced at this time.
Finlandia Vodka quickly gained a reputation for its smooth, clean taste and high quality, and it soon became a popular export product for Finland. In the 1980s, Finlandia Vodka was introduced to the United States market, where it gained a loyal following among cocktail enthusiasts and vodka connoisseurs.
Today, Finlandia Vodka is owned by Brown-Forman Corporation, a major American spirits company, but it is still produced in Finland using the same traditional methods and high-quality ingredients. The brand has expanded its product line to include flavored vodkas and other premium spirits, but it remains a beloved symbol of Finnish craftsmanship and quality around the world.
Finlandia Vodka has an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 40%.