New Zealand is the birthplace of 42BELOW vodka, which just so happens to be positioned 42 degrees below the equator. And by a chance of geological luck, the region is considered the benchmark for air and water purity, providing the perfect environment for making the world's most awarded vodka. Since 2002, 42BELOW has captured 87 international awards, earning medals in some of the world's most prestigious spirits competitions, including "Best in Class" at the 2009 International Wine & Spirits Competition and multiple Gold nods during the 2009 Monde Selection. In addition to the original 42BELOW 80 proof vodka, the brand produces three unique flavors native to its homeland, including: 42BELOW Manuka Honey, 42BELOW Passionfruit and 42BELOW Kiwifruit flavored vodkas. Their authentic, yet delicate tastes have been embraced by bartenders and cocktail aficionados alike providing the perfect base for truly innovative cocktails.