Finlandia is a vodka produced in Finland from Finnish-grown six-row barley and pure glacial spring water. The barley is distilled into a neutral spirit using a continuous multi-pressure distillation system.

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.[3] Today, a facility at that same historic location still manufactures and packages Finlandia.[4][5]

In 1920, after the passage of the alcohol Prohibition Act in Finland, the Rajamäki distillery was bought by the Finnish state to secure an alcohol supply for pharmacies and for other non-beverage purposes. When the Prohibition Act was lifted in 1932, the state took over exclusive control of vodka production.[2]

In 1970, Alko, the state-owned alcoholic beverage company, established the Finlandia vodka brand name.[6] A year later the Finlandia brand became the first Scandinavian vodka sold in the United States,[7] as well as the first imported vodka brand there classified in a premium category

Finlandia introduced a new bottle called “Melting Ice” in 2011. The bottle was developed through the collective effort of designers including Harri Koskinen, the Finnish designer who was instrumental in the development of the prior Finlandia bottle, and Kenneth Hirst, an industrial designer based in New York, who sculpted the new form.

Alcohol by volume 40 %