RÅVO, a name derived from the Swedish words for “raw” and “vodka,” stays true to its origins and is crafted from pure, all-natural Swedish winter wheat—a strain of the grain that is planted in autumn and remains in the vegetative phase throughout the cold winter temperatures of Sweden.

This wheat requires exposure to freezing or near freezing temperatures to trigger the reproductive stage for the next season. The resulting yield makes for an excellent flavor and has proven to make great-tasting vodka.

RÅVO Vodka, bottle on white

RÅVO Vodka

The distillery where RÅVO is made is located in the county of Västergötland, a bucolic area of rural Sweden set on the edge of one of the cleanest water sources in the country. Used to blend RÅVO, this water is sourced from a local spring and then treated via reverse osmosis. Like most water sources in Sweden, this liquid is very high quality and can be described as a fresh and soft character.

Scoring 94 points on Wine Enthusiast, the founders wanted to take Sweden’s winter wheat and turn it into an uncomplicated affordable vodka to be enjoyed on the rocks or in cocktails. It’s a spirit that provides a clean canvas, one that can and should be manipulated to suit individual tastes and preferences.

RÅVO (SRP $20) is gluten-free, non-GMO, and Kosher certified. For more information, visit RavoVodka.com.