SWEDISH farm co-op Lantmännen has expanded its field to fork offering with the launch of its own organic vodka brand Vetevodka, based on wheat from the Västergötland region in the country's south-west.

The wheat is grown by Lantmännen’s farmer members in fields around Lidköping, where the vodka is produced, achieving a 'gentle, pure and discrete' character.

“It’s a very exciting launch," said Magnus Kagevik, of the co-op's Reppe processing wing. "Grain is the foundation of everything Lantmännen does, but this is the first time it has produced vodka under its own brand. Thanks to Reppe’s know-how within sustainable processing of wheat and the production of spirits, combined with locally grown commodities from our Swedish farmers in the region, we can now offer an entirely unique product on the market.

“In the Lidköping factory, we use every part of the wheat grain, that is separated out into different ingredients and products such as starch, gluten and spirits, which means nothing goes to waste. Our production process also gives the end product a purer taste,” said Mr Kagevik.

Swedish whisky distillery Mackmyra is providing bottling, sales and distribution services for the 40% vodka, which will retail at SEK 249 – roughly £20 – for a 50cl bottle through offsales chain Systembolaget.