By James Wells at ProWein in Dussledorf

Oval, an Austrian-based distiller, has released what it describes as a world first vodka with a 24%ABV and is looking for an Australian importer as featured in this video exclusive to

According to Oval marketing manager Elisabeth Holbling, the spirit cannot be technically described as a vodka due to its alcohol percentage.

“It looks like vodka, it tastes like vodka, but mustn’t be called so. We are talking about Oval 24 – the lightweight spirit which technically does not qualify as vodka because EU regulations stipulate a minimum alcohol content of 37.5% ABV,” Holbling said.

“This is a regulation that is hard to understand, particularly against the backdrop of the ubiquitous international trend toward cutting alcohol consumption,” she said.

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