12 tell-tale signs you learned to drink in Finland

Finns are world-renowned for their fondness for drink. The Finnish people also have a very distinctive way of getting hammered, which often involves copious amounts of alcohol drunk very quickly. Consequently, learning to drink like a Finn can be a challenging venture (which is helped by a liver with supernatural healing powers).

Kippis! The strange history of Finland’s love affair with alcohol

Finns have always had an unusual relationship with alcohol. As far back as the 18th century, the French enlightenment philosopher Montesquieu referred to Finns as heavy drinkers. Consequently. despite the end of prohibition in 1932 alcohol remains under strict regulation. One result of this is a wide variety of peculiar Finnish alcohol laws.