Arctic Blue Beverages Oy, the manufacturer of Arctic Blue Gin is launching the world’s first gin-based oat liqueur. Arctic Blue Oat is vegan and gluten-free, made from organic Finnish oats.
HELSINKI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arctic Blue Beverages Oy, the manufacturer of the international award-winning Arctic Blue Gin, is launching the world’s first gin-based oat liqueur. The dairy alternatives market is growing very fast in both Europe and the United States, where growth has been in the triple digits for already two years in a row. Oat is expected to become the largest plant-based raw material in its product field – even exceeding almond – surpassing € 1 billion in sales over the next five years.
“Arctic Blue Oat will be available in the Finnish market before summer. After that, it will gradually be available in the rest of the world, during year 2021”
Oat replaces milk
The global market for traditional cream-based liqueurs is around 18 million bottles per year, or € 1.5 billion, Drinks Retail News reports. Unlike almost all other cream liqueurs, Arctic Blue Oat is a vegan product. “So far, oat has been mainly used in dairy alternatives. We have noted that oat also works as an excellent base for an alcohol product,” says Valtteri Eroma, CEO of Arctic Blue Beverages.
Tuomas Kukkonen, a board member of Arctic Blue Beverages, has had a significant role in the product development of the new Arctic Blue Oat. Mr. Kukkonen is the former CEO of the pioneering company Kaslink Oy, manufacturing oat products. In 2019, Kaslink Oy was sold to Fazer Group, a Finnish foods giant.
“Arctic Blue Oat will be available in the Finnish market before summer. After that, it will gradually be available in the rest of the world, during year 2021,” says Eroma.
Finnish organic oats
In the manufacture process of the Arctic Blue Oat, the taste from the second main ingredient, artisan gin, has been thoughtfully taken into attention. Artisan gin is made in Ilomantsi, the most eastern community of Finland.
Unlike conventional oat drinks, found in daily retail stores, Arctic Blue Oat contains only water and oats, without additives. It contains only gluten-free, organic, Finnish oats.
Globally, the market for dairy alternatives products has doubled in the last five years, from around € 10 billion to € 20 billion. Compared to dairy products, the key benefits of oats are the lower environmental impact, health benefits and the great taste.
About Arctic Blue Beverages – https://arcticbluebeverages.com
Our award-winning Arctic Blue Gin was born of a visionary dream and the same ambition echoes in all of our unique products. We simply love what we do.
Our distillery is tucked away in the small town of Ilomantsi, in the North Karelian region of Eastern Finland. The peaceful and quiet region of woodlands where, instead of busy traffic and hectic city life, the wolverines and bears still roam freely.
In Finland, we prefer doing over talking, showing over explaining. We are humble and honest. Integrity is what we value. This is why we have an uncompromising attitude towards quality, and take no shortcuts in getting there. Our gins have won awards around the world and we are truly proud of them. But our work is never done. So, we will keep on challenging ourselves and the industry.
ONE WITH NATURE
We recognise our responsibility and want to do our bit for a sustainable planet. To help save the northern nature and its winters. It is not only in the public interest, but we have our own, slightly selfish reason, too. Preserving northern nature will also ensure the availability of pure raw materials in the future.
For example, we have a cooperation agreement with the Metsä Board company. A partner who shares the same values with us. Metsä Board’s sustainable and environmental friendly paperboard products are used in our gift boxes and packaging. The paperboard is made of wood from sustainably managed forests in Finland, with four new seedlings planted for each harvested tree.