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Great Finnish Finlandia Debuts "Wild Berries" Fusion Vodka

The inclusive layering of red and black fruit not only delivers on the promise of five berries – count ‘em – but imparts it with that ever-important ability to be mixable. The vodka is smooth and darn if we don’t detect a berry brulée effect from the back of the palate.

The combination of strawberries, blackberries, black raspberries, wild mountain berries and boysenberries is charming on its own, but add a citrus cousin, let’s say lemon. The tangy acidity of the lemon acts as a catalyst for the berries, increasing their sweet, fragrant nature and allowing for a more seductive drink. Hey, it’s your fantasy.

 

Finland’s Vodka for Polish Palates

Kim Charney, Public Relations Director for Brown-Forman sat down with Patterson’s to taste the fourth in the line-up of flavored vodka from Finlandia. “We are showing growth in and out of the United States,” she pointed out, adding that Poland is one of the brand’s largest markets.

“For the Polish vodka drinker, it’s not about marketing concepts or glitter, it’s truly about the taste and texture of the spirit. When your consumer honestly comments on the purity and great taste (Finlandia is made from glacial spring water), you know you’re dealing with a savvy connoisseur.

Photo A: Kim Charney of Brown-Forman travels to launch Finlandia Wild Berries Fusion Vodka

 

Behind the Brand

Finlandia Vodka is made from six-row barley and pure glacial spring water grown under the long days and white nights of Finland’s Midnight Sun. The barley is reputed to be the most expensive distiller’s grain, used in the production of single malt scotch and premium beers.

 

Photo close-up: “Martini”

Wild Berry Martini at the Abbey:

Finlandia Wild Berries Fusion Vodka

Splash of Grenadine

Wild Berry Pucker

Sweet & Sour