Organic Vodka 500ml
This sensational super-premium vodka was created in honour of the Finnish artist Touko Valio Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland.
Tom of Finland is an icon of the Gay community and one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. Shaped by the modern civil rights movements and legends like Freddie Mercury, his joyful and daring homoerotic art radiates joy. His work depicts happy, positive, strong men celebrating who they are, which was a pioneering contrast to the prevailing stereotypes of the post-World War II era in which his career took off.
The small-batch vodka is made by Master Distiller Mika Mönkkönen at Lignell & Piispanen – the second oldest family-run company in Finland – using organically grown wheat and rye, and also pure arctic water. Filtered through charcoal five times, it comes out as silky-smooth, bold and striking as one of Tom of Finland’s models. The wheat provides soft creamy vanilla and notes of grass and bread flour, the crystal-clear water brings flinty minerality, and the rye delivers spice and a warming finish. It’s not hard to see why Tom of Finland Organic Vodka has won major medals in every competition it has been entered, because the quality is simply mind-blowing. We recommend sipping it straight from the freezer while watching the 2017 biopic starring Pekka Strang, to fully grasp the amazing story of the artist’s life.
In 1984, in the midst of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Durk Dehner and his friend Touko Laaksonen established the non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation. It not only protects his vast catalogue of work, but also provides safe haven from discrimination for all erotic art, educates the public and supports LGBTQ+ communities. A proportion of proceeds from every purchase will go back to the Tom of Finland Foundation to help promote healthier and more tolerant attitudes towards sexuality. To quote the artist himself, “I want to show that gays can feel happy together – that they have a right to be happy together.”
£7 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3965030
Style No.: 923617
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