Bottoms up! This stunning vodka bottle pays tribute to Tom of Finland, the king of homoerotic art

19th June 2021, 7:10 pm

 

Tom of Finland Vodka honours the the legendary artist whose homoerotic art has been hugely influential.

A vodka bottle that pays tribute to iconic artist Tom of Finland is available to buy.

Whether you want to drink it or put it on display, the stunning bottle features artwork by the groundbreaking artist.

The organic vodka launched in 2017 to coincide with the release of a biopic based on the famous artist, which became the Finnish entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

The bottle’s artwork showcases a leather-clad man with a thick moustache that encapsulates Tom of Finland’s recognisable homoerotic creations. Tom reached global fame for his provocative work that challenged the art world and Finnish society, which had restrictive homophobic laws.

The artwork influenced the likes of Freddie Mercury and is still just as impactful today, having been showcased at London’s House of Illustration in 2020 to mark his 100th birthday.

Since decriminalising homosexuality, Finland has reclaimed Tom as one of its proudest exports, with his artwork featuring on official stamps, as a series of emojis and of course on this vodka bottle.

The vodka itself is described as “old but smooth, where the spiciness of the rye is balanced by the softness of wheat and arctic water,” and it is 100 per cent organic.

Meanwhile a portion of every sale will be donated to Tom of Finland Foundation, which fights to preserve erotic art, educate the public and support the LGBT+ community.

It still remains a popular choice for customers and regularly sells out from online retailers – but there’s currently a few places you can get your hands on the bottle. STORE LOCATOR

 

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In 2021, Tom of Finland Organic Vodka was voted the best vodka in the SIP Awards. It was awarded the Platinum medal and the Best of Class. SIP Awards is an interesting competition as the judges are regular consumers. 

ToFV has garnered a respectable stable of Gold and Platinum Medals and Category Wins from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, World Vodka Awards, Vodka Masters and Tastings. Closing out 2020 it was named one of the “Ten Best Vodkas of 2020” by Wine Enthusiast magazine as well receiving a Gold Medal from The Spirits Business magazine’s The Global Luxury Masters.

Published: 19th June 2021

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