Finlandia vodka launches lower-ABV line
Brown-Forman’s Finlandia vodka has debuted a 30% ABV range infused with botanicals and fruit.
The new Finlandia Botanical line comprises two flavours: Cucumber & Mint and Wildberry & Rose.
The 30% ABV bottlings are made with ‘real’ botanicals and infused with ‘natural fruit’ flavours, resulting in a ‘light, refreshing’ taste, according to the brand.
“Boasting the best ‘Finnish’ nature has to offer, Finlandia Botanical combines the versatility and mixability of vodka with the craftsmanship of botanical infusions in a way previously only associated with gin,” said Pekka Pellinen, Finlandia’s global master mixologist.
“Sipped in a Spritz, on the rocks, or with tonic, the new expression will invoke the dreamy night-less nights of the Finnish summer.”
In anticipation of National Oyster Day this Thursday (5 August), Pellinen recommends pairing the Finlandia Botanical-based cocktails with oysters – namely a Mint Spritz or Rose Spritz, which combines either expression with sparkling water and lime juice.
Pellinen added: “The light, crisp and dry flavour of Finlandia Botanical Cucumber & Mint lends itself perfectly to pairing with the delicate flavours and salinity of oysters.