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The name is supposed to refer to the southern latitude where it is produced just north of Wellington on the country's 42nd parallel and also to its 42% alcohol content.
42 Below is a little stronger than most other vodkas. 42 BELOW uses water that receives the highest purity rating possible. The vodka distilling has been formulated especially to give a smooth taste with oil like texture, as opposed to a light fiery taste like other strong vodkas. This process is closest to the grain (wheat) based vodka of Scandinavia. 42 Below is made from GE Free wheat. The alcoholic content is not reduced to meet Government tax levels, so gets a heavier tax.
42 Below is made in the following flavors in addition to the standard “Pure” vodka.
- Gold Medal - 42 Below - Monde Selection 2004, Brussels
- Gold Medal - 42 Below Manuka Honey - Beverage testing Institute 2004, Chicago
- Gold Medal - 42 Below Manuka Honey - le SIAL d'OR, Paris
- Silver Medal - 42 Below - Beverage Testing Institute 2004, Chicago
- Silver Medal - 42 Below - San Francisco Spirit Awards 2004
- Silver Medal - 42 Below Passionfruit - San Francisco Spirit Awards 2004
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