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Beverages labelled brännvin or viina are usually unflavored and have an alcohol content between 30% and 38% ABV. European Union regulations reserve the name “vodka” for beverages distilled to at least 95% ABV and bottled at 37.5% or higher. InFinland, the word viina is always used for Finnish-made neutral spirit, including Finnish vodka, and the Russian word (vodka) is used only for vodkas from other countries.
The term “vodka” was not used for Swedish vodkas before 1958.
The word brännvin means “burnt wine”; the Finnish equivalent (palo)viina means “burnt liquor.” (Sometimes the distillation of beverages is called “burning.”) It has the same linguistic roots as Englishbrandy and GermanBranntwein.