New Zealand's 42 Below has launched its namesake vodka brand on the Mexican market. The company said on Wednesday (15 December) that it has invested over US$1m in starting operations in the country.

42 Below aims to sell around 500 boxes of vodka a month in Mexico, and expects to break MXN11m (US$985,000) in sales during its first six months.

A bottle of 42 Below vodka will retail at between MXN314 (US$28) and MXN328 (US$29), a spokesperson for the company said. The vodka will only be available in Mexico City initially, but will hit Acapulco, Cancun, Los Cabos, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Puebla in the near future.

42 Below vodka is presently available in the US, Singapore, Canada and the UK.