About Finnish Spirits

Vodka is one of the most important spirits produced in Finland. Because of the purity of the local water used, Finnish vodka is extremely well regarded. Ultra smooth and clean, the typical Finnish vodka is a textbook style of non-flavored vodka. To capture the eve-burgeoning youth market, flavored vodkas, made with addition of such fruits as mango, black currant and tangerine are now produced and exported.

There are some spirits made from local berries, such as lingonberries; a few of the best are exported to many countries, including the USA. These are generally medium-sweet and should be served after dinner.
Top Picks for Finland
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Bertina
Elderflower Liqueur
Straw color. Floral, fresh aromas and flavors of elderflower, lychee, delicate fresh herbs, and passionfruit-papaya relish with a silky, tangy, sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, stimulating, medium-length honeyed apple and melon finish. A tasty and balanced elderflower liqueur.
88 points $24.90
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Bertina
Blueberry Liqueur
Dark garnet black color. Mild, funky aromas of dark mulberries, chestnut honey, and pencil shavings with a satiny, bright, sweet medium body and a tingling, brisk cracked pepper and chalk finish. A pleasant berry liqueur.
85 points $24.90
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab