42 Below - Feijoa (Pineapple Guava) - New Zealand Vodka



42 Below - Feijoa (Pineapple Guava)
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The distinctive fruit has been picked by the bucket-load, to obtain the purest fruit essence, pure enough to match the sanctity of ingredients in 42 Below vodka.

42 Below do not just add feijoa juice or synthesize the flavour. They collect the flesh of the fruit. They gather the heady, fruity steam produced when it is heated. They turn that into a liquid which is the very essence of the feijoa, and they infuse that into the vodka.

The result is a crystal-pure vodka infused with the intense flavours and aromas of this slightly citrus, slightly sweet, very fresh and almost strange fruit.

A fruit well known by New Zealanders and South Americans, but little known elsewhere. A real backyard fruit - and that is where you find the ingredients to go with it such as fresh mint, local apple and pear juices or citruses.

It is a world first from 42 Below and there are more unique flavours up their sleeves yet!

Category(s):     Vodka
Group(s):     Flavoured Vodka
Producer: 42 Below   -   www.42below.co.nz
ABV:   40%
Brand:   42 Below
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
Flavour:   Fejioa
Grain:   Wheat
Vodka Type:   Flavoured


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12 Product Reviews

Date of Review: Sat, 07 Jun 2014
Review: My cousin came from New Zealand to visit. She got me a bottle of this as a gift. Ot is awesome. Not too strong spotless flavour. Great straight or as a mixer. I will be purchasing more in the future.

Date of Review: Sun, 01 Jan 2012
Review: I got a bottle of this after it appeared in the feature section when I was buying some Thunder Toffee vodka (which is amazing!). This stuff is awful! It smells of Deep Heat and tastes as I imagine that would taste. Nobody could drink it!

Date of Review: Thu, 17 Apr 2008
Review: 42 Below Feijoa Vodka mixed with apple juice, nothing beats it.

Date of Review: Tue, 02 Jan 2007
Review: Wow!
Mix with equal volume of good quality gin in a tall glass and top up with champagne and appletise or cider. A bit of lime zest would probably look nice on the rim and if cut over the drink would add to the flavour (lime goes very well feijoa). I can't wait to get home to my feijoa tree one day.

Date of Review: Wed, 06 Sep 2006
Review: This vodka is simply delicious and if you are an ex-pat Kiwi residing in Britain I am sure you will love it! Try it over ice with organic pressed apple juice for a refreshing summer drink. It's a taste of NZ and best appreciated if you have tried the Feijoa Fruit...I wonder if it's available in the UK or if I'll just have to add this vodka to my daily fruit intake?

Date of Review: Wed, 30 Aug 2006
Review: 42 Below Feijoa is delicious! I love it, it is also one of my favourite drinks by far. A lot of people say it has a very clinical taste, I disagree. I think it has a unique taste all of its own and 42 Below has mastered the arts of producing a vodka with the integrity of challenging other vodka's to the personal favourite position. To all others, good luck. For me, this stunning livation will remain by far the favourite! I mix it with a dash of lemonade for a truely satisfying drink.

Date of Review: Mon, 20 Jun 2005
Review: Oh sweet heaven! This transported me back to my childhood in Auckland sitting under our feijoa trees in the garden with a spoon simply ripping the summer warmed fruits apart and eating them with the juice running on down our faces.
This is the taste of my home, my childhood, of sun, sand and surf, of freedom, of pure air, of heaven.....bliss...

Date of Review: Sun, 22 May 2005
Review: Oh sweet fruit of the Gods, fejoa. If I cannot enjoy you liberally in the Autumn months of my new home as I had before, I can reminisce your wonderful perfume in my evening vodka. Thank the heavens above (and 42 below) for this magnificent deliverance. (Show me yet an englishman not tempted by its sweet savour...)
Karmen (kiwi in UK)

Date of Review: Mon, 11 Apr 2005
Review: Not only the scintillating savouring of super smooth voddie but the zinging delights of New Zealand summer feijoa-feasting memories arriving to the palate in one massive bang... left me with a huge smile!

Date of Review: Mon, 14 Mar 2005
Review: What a fantastic taste. Try this Vodka with Appletizer and a slice of lime. I promise that you will enjoy it.
They have got the unique taste of a feijoa spot on.
This is a must drink for summer.

Date of Review: Mon, 28 Feb 2005
Review: I think scott is not used to the flavour of a feijoa. For those of you that love feijoas, you will love this vodka. Its pure pleasure. 42 Below have managed to infuse the vodka so much with feijoa, that you think your drinking vodka made solely from feijoas! My favourite vodka by far!

Date of Review: Tue, 21 Dec 2004
Review: I was looking forward to tasting this - it sounded really great and the bottle looks good - but the actual taste is really disappointing - very artificial with chemical notes like wintergreen/germolene

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Producer Information

From the cloud-white, kiln-fired label to the long, cool depth of the glass bottle, from the purest water in the world to the cleanest environment as its home, everything about 42 Below is purity, it is no wonder its story is too.
A garage in Wellington, New Zealand, a long white cloud and one mans idea. Geoff Ross has always been a vodka fan, and still is, only now there is only one he drinks, 42 Below.
Vodka is based on one simple principle - purity. Pure ingredients, pure distillation and a pure environment - things that New Zealand can proudly boast.
1996, and Ross had a moment of clarity. There was no reason why New Zealand could not produce a world-class vodka from its own resources. So he bought a still, did his research, and took the first steps in developing what is now an international award-winning vodka brand. With no experience but a whole lot of passion, 42 Below began in the Ross family garage, through trial and error and not a little taste testing.
3 years later, and the formula was perfected. A distiller with over 20 years experience was employed to iron out the creases in an otherwise flawless recipe, a water source with the highest purity rating available was found and a birthday gift of a GPS receiver provided the name, 42 Below - New Zealand position on the Global Positioning System.
42 BELOW makes no bones about being a premium brand. It is priced higher than your average, mass-produced vodka and the company have forsaken the Government Tax Benefits by keeping the vodka at 42% alcohol. This has its rewards, Awards. In 2002 42 BELOW was awarded silver by the worlds toughest judging panel, The Beverage Tasting Institute of Chicago. In 2000 it was judged number two in the world by UK magazine class. In November 2003 The Independent's Sunday Review rated it as one of the top two vodkas in the world in their double blind tasting. It has been enjoyed at some of the biggest Oscar parties, Lord Of The Rings premieres around the globe and at fashion shows in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Understandably 42 BELOW is not your average vodka. It blends the smoothness of Polish vodkas with the cleanness of Scandinavian vodkas to achieve a full-bodied, lightly oiled drink that glides silkily over the tongue. It's all in the method, the distillation process at 42 Below extracts the purest liquid from every batch, doing away with any methanol head or sediment tail, leaving only the purest heart of the distillation process that fills every bottle.
It's only right then that 42 Below is not for the average drinker. It has found its loyal fans in the fussiest of bartenders, the most discerning of vodka connoisseurs, and the hippest of cocktail sippers. You won't find 42 Below at every bar, or in every store, but you'll find it at the best. And that is exactly where it should be.

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