The name gives it away. Finlandia is a premium vodka from Finland that is enjoyed in cocktails around the world.
It is made from pure glacial spring water and the finest Finnish six-row barley. Finlandia is a pure and delicate vodka with a crisp, clean taste which makes it a perfect ingredient for refreshing long drinks.
Finlandia has won many awards including being the Gold Medal winner in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015
It is usually enjoyed over ice with soda water and a squeeze of fresh lime but can it be enjoyed by Celiacs and those who are sensitive to gluten. Let’s find out:
Is Finlandia Vodka Gluten Free
The answer is: YES*
It is generally accepted that all distilled alcohol is gluten-free due to the distillation process which is said to remove most/if not all of the gluten. However, some people (including some celiacs) have an adverse reaction to distilled alcohol.
Even though the final Finlandia Vodka does not contain gluten, it cannot be advertised or labeled as gluten-free. This is due to the law in the US and other counties which prohibit beverages that use cereal grains/wheat/barley at any point in the manufacturing process from advertising themselves as ‘gluten-free.’
Many people with celiac disease choose to avoid these beverages, while many others drink them with no adverse effects. We have chosen to review this vodka as gluten-free, however, if you are particularly sensitive to gluten you should look at other alternatives that do not use any gluten-containing ingredients anywhere in the process.
Finlandia Vodka Flavours
FINLANDIA CLASSIC: Golden suomi barley and pure glacial spring water give the vodka a dry, light and smooth taste with a gentle aroma.
FINLANDIA GRAPEFRUIT: The nose-tingling coolness of a squeezed grapefruit adds to the crispness of the pure vodka.
FINLANDIA RASPBERRY: Raspberry matches with the smooth crispness of the vodka to create a warm blend of sweet fruit with delicate hints of chocolate.
Interesting Facts About Finlandia Vodka
- The distillery that produces Finlandia vodka was founded in 1888 by Dr. Wilhelm Juslin next to the glacial spring in the small Finnish village of Rajamäki which still manufactures and packages bottles of Finlandia vodka till this day.
- The Finlandia brand was established in 1970 by Alko, Finland’s state-owned alcoholic beverage company.
- Finlandia vodka is distributed in 135 countries and is widely associated with Finland on the international market.
For more information on Finlandia Vodka as well as access to a number of recipes, visit their website here: http://www.finlandia.com