Absolut Vodka is a very clean and smooth vodka that lends itself well to being mixed with other, more prominent flavours. In a very short space of time this is now the third biggest spirit brand in the world.
- Colour: Crystal clear.
- Aroma: Doughy bread, spice, black pepper.
- Palate: Peppery, faint bread, soda vanilla and liquorice.
- Finish: Peppery and liquorice.
Absolut Vodka was first launched in New York in 1979. It soon became the talk of the town, in the US and eventually of the world. But the recipe behind the clean and natural taste of Absolut is actually older than 30 years. So is the 18th century medicine bottle found in an antique store in Stockholm, Sweden that gave inspiration to the iconic Absolut Vodka bottle.
Absolut Vodka is made from winter wheat sourced from farms surrounding Nöbbelöv, a specific yeast made in Stockholm that is unique to Absolut, and local water that is collected from wells surrounding the distillery.
The water is treated on site through a reverse-osmosis process that softens the water prior to distillation. All of the elements that go into making Absolut are controlled throughout the process, and are uniquely found in Absolut – a level of control that is impressive and frankly mind-boggling when considering the enormous scale of the production.