[40%, sampled in Germany]
Guess where Finlandia vodka is from? That’s right, it’s from Finland. And did you know that it’s supposed to be Koskenkorva‘s big brother in a way?
where is Finlandia really from
If I am not mistaken, Finlandia is produced by the same state-owned Finnish company that makes Koskenkorva. But it’s not the same stuff. While Kossu is a traditional Finnish drink that many would consider to be a schnapps rather than a vodka (because it contains sugar), Finlandia is aimed at foreign markets, and it’s pure vodka indeed.
But apparently, it switched ownership and belongs to some American company now. I chose to consider it a Finnish vodka anyway because it’s still being produced there.
So how good is this stuff anyway?
not as smooth
Well, it wasn’t bad. Finlandia is definitely one of the more smooth vodkas around. But it wasn’t just as smooth as Koskenkorva, and it also lacked that exciting aftertaste.
The bottle design was simple and clean, and the retail price was really good (12€/700ml).
Another piece of solid quality from the north, one might say.