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|Country of origin||Finland|
|Alcohol by volume||40.0%|
|Related products||List of vodkas|
The vodka Finlandia is produced from Finnish-grown six-row barley and pure glacier water. The barley is distilled into a neutral spirit using a continuous multi-pressure distillation system at Altia Corporation's distillery in Finnish village of Koskenkorva. The distilled alcohol is then transported to Rajamäki production plant where it is diluted with water, flavored, and bottled.
Finlandia is available in pure form (alcohol + water) and several flavored versions.
Flavors include cranberry (since 1994), lime (1999), mango (2004), red berry (2004), wild berries (2005), grapefruit (2006), tangerine (2009) and blackcurrant (2009).
Courtesy of its name, Finlandia is widely associated with Finland on the international market.
Finlandia Classic Vodka Finland was ranked 1st among unflavored vodkas in the 2011 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Other spirit ratings organizations have rated Finlandia offerings as well. Finlandia's Grapefruit Fusion has earned particularly high marks from a number of different groups. Proof66's averaging of the Grapefruit Fusion's various awards produces an aggregate score that puts it among the Top 20 vodkas in the world.
The original bottle design (1970–2000) is the work of the Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala.
Today the brand is wholly owned by Brown-Forman through its subsidiary Finlandia Vodka Worldwide Ltd. Brown-Forman acquired the brand in stages from 2000 to 2004.
The current bottle design “Glacial Ice” (2011) is a work of the Finnish designer Harri Koskinen, Kenneth Hirst of Hirst Pacific Ltd, New York, and Alex Loa (3D Development). The design is meant to evoke melting ice.
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