Vodka "Finlandia", which we will test in this article, refers to distillates of "Premium". But on the shelves of alcohool she knowingly takes the place of honor. Yes, many reviews claim that the higher price segment to which it belongs, vodka, is justified. And this is understandable, knowing how the alcohol is made from a unique material. In this article we will pay attention to the manufacturer. We will explain what are the different types of vodka "Finland". As well as show you how to apply it in pure form or in alcoholic cocktails. Like all expensive goods, vodka "Finland" is often counterfeited. We will explain how to protect yourself from counterfeit. The article describes the taste of this alcoholic drink, as well as the analysis of customer feedback.
The history of the plant
Beginning of manufacturing of this popular distillate, now called vodka "Finland" begins in the distant 1888. Then retired from medical practice of Dr. William Joslin decided to engage in the production of alcoholic beverages. It was attracted by the countryside near the small village rajamäki, southern Finland. As a doctor Joslin understood how important to drink clean water. A source in rajamäki was difficult. Water was supplied from a perennial glacier. It was formed many thousands of years ago. Therefore, the water for vodka "Finlandia" has a unique chemical composition. She doesn't even needs to be purified and safe to drink. Crystal clear water offers the softness of alcohols. Perhaps that is why, when the nineteen hundred and twentieth year, in Finland introduced prohibition, the distillery was not closed. It was bought by the state for the production of alcohol and ethanol in the medical and technical purposes.
Vodka "Finlandia": manufacturer
In nineteen of the thirty-second year, after the repeal of prohibition, the government has left the plant behind. For a long time it produced a drink that is not exported abroad. But in 1970, the company "Alko" has acquired part of the shares of the state enterprise and began to produce vodka under the brand name of "Finland". A year later the drink received certificate for sales in the United States. It was the first imported vodka in the United States are classified as the premium-class alcohol. In the seventy-fifth year plant in Rajamaki was rebuilt according to new technological standards. Phase distillation, the drink began to pass in another place – in the town of Kastencore. For the period of the eighties of the last century, "Finland" became the best selling vodka in the world. And after the release of the film "Die another day" where James bond pours a drink from a bottle with a recognizable logo, this kind of alcohol has become popular even among those who do not like distillates.
We have already mentioned that vodka "Finland" owes its exceptional softness and Piccoli unique melt water from a source in rajamäki. But this is only half the secret of success. The second valuable component of vodka, "Finland" is a special kind of Finnish barley. In terms of series of the day the sun disappears below the horizon more than seventy days. During this time the barley accumulates in their beans a special energy that is then transmitted to the beverage. But unique raw materials is not everything. Primary alcohols are driven to the West of Finland, in the town of Koskenkorva. There they are, two hundred stages of continuous distillation. The result is a beverage, entirely free from fusel oils and alcohols, as well as harmful methanol. The cleaning process lasts over fifty hours. The thus obtained alcohol strength of ninety-six degrees is taken to Rajamaki. There it is diluted to obtain a composition of forty percent of the melt water that is filtered through the moraine and sand left over from ice age.
The bottle design
The logo of the company, which produces vodka "Finland", was changed several times. Previously, the label was a picture of the struggling deer. But now they were replaced by three more of these animals running in harness on the rising sun background. Looks like a bottle, which is recognizable vodka "Finlandia"? Photo shows that it is a bit like a lump of melted ice. This design not only protects the drink from counterfeit, but also associate the user with a fresh frosty Finland. I should say that the bottle for the elite of the drink was changed. Worked on it leading designers of the world. But the result was always the same – referring to the icicle from the polar latitudes. The modern design of the bottle is called "Melting ice".
Vodka "Finland": the
This range of elite alcohol is not too wide, but there are still plenty to choose from. First, volume. On the market are of different capacity – from a tiny souvenir bottle of fifty milliliters to 3 liters. There are gift sets. For example, bottles in a special box, with stand, cups or four different kinds of vodka "Finland" in one box. The firm has used this marketing ploy, as the issue limited series. One example is "Finland platinum" (additional softness due to filtration through birch shavings), "white limited Edition" (in an opaque white bottle) or "Finlandia-101" (the fortress in fifty and a half degrees). Along with the classic vodka the company produces and flavored types.
Tinctures on the distillate
The firm has sufficient popularity in the world to diversify its product range. The manufacturer offers to your fans to try and evaluate the types of vodka (better to call them tinctures) with different fruit flavors. At the moment there is cranberry, grapefruit, mango, key lime, tangerina, blackcurrant, coconut and raspberry "Finland". There is a tincture of berries in the North (Nordic Berries), with a taste of cloudberries, blueberries and cranberries. By the way, vodka "Finlandia Cranberry" exists in two forms. For a long time, it was produced in the form of liquid red. But sales of this brand decreased due to the fact that many men considered such vodka ladies "frivolous." Then a certain batch of vodka "Cranberry" instead of the color stabilizer to the substance that makes the infusion is absolutely clear. But there is also Finlandia Redberry red. In the composition of this vodka is cranberry (it dominates in flavor).
Characteristics of the beverage
This distillate is a transparent color. The aroma no fusel impurities. The bouquet is very subtle, with faint hints of fresh breadcrumbs. The classic vodka "Finland" amazing soft taste. Any impurities, in addition to notes of ripe barley and a subtle hint of fruit. If we are going to test the tincture, it should be noted that fruit or berry flavor appears very intelligent, subtly, gently, but nevertheless typical. It is in any case rare to find liquor or weak liquor, and full forty degrees vodka "Finlandia". Reviews note huge drinkability of the product. "Finland" did not even want to snack. She tears up in her throat. Reviews noted and the effect of vodka. After "Finland" comes a heavy hangover, no sore head in the morning, keeps the stomach.
How to set. Gastronomy
Vodka "Finland" very suitable for the dishes of Russian cuisine – pancakes with red caviar, marinated mushrooms, pickles. A good drink and hot dishes – mostly meat. It is possible to offer vodka to the guests for an aperitif. It is served chilled. Vodka "Finland" with various berry and fruit flavors you can taste both independently and enter into the cocktails as well as alcoholic long drinks. In this case, it goes well with juices (especially citrus) and tonic. Perfectly sets off the flavor of distilled lime.
How to distinguish an original from a fake
High price (a litre of vodka "Finland" worth thousand four hundred fifty rubles) contributes to dishonest manufacturers mash were given their goods for the world famous brand. But the firm defended its product sophisticated bottle, which is difficult to forge. A bottle of "Finland" is very original, reminiscent of slightly melted block of ice. It has a round cross-section and corrugated structure. The silver lid is made of plastic. Into the bottle and inserted the spout – desyatiballnoy ball of glass and the protective cap. The label of vodka "Finland" translucent, made of film. Patterns and inscriptions on it made of shiny lacquered colors. Contour drawings clear. The label on the back of the bottle opaque.