Place of origin:
Just as champagne can only be made from the grapes of the champagne region of france, every drop of absolut vodka comes from rich winter wheat harvested in an area of southern sweden called åhus. The absolut company insists on quality workmanship and values its well-preserved heritage, these have earned absolut vodka its ranking as the world's leading premium vodka and the fifth bestselling brand among premium spirits.
What does true taste of vodka taste like?
Absolut Vodka is a Swedish vodka made exclusively from natural ingredients, and unlike some other vodkas, it doesn’t contain any added sugar. In fact Absolut is as clean as vodka can be. Still, it has a certain taste: Rich, full-bodied and complex, yet smooth and mellow with a distinct character of grain, followed by a hint of dried fruit.
Why change what's perfect?
In 1879, Lars Olsson Smith introduced the continuous distillation with which he made Absolut Rent Brännvin. Instead of the usual three or four times, the vodka was distilled an infinite number of times. 100 years later, it was reintroduced as Absolut. Just as then, Absolut is produced in Åhus, L.O. Smith’s birth town. Also the place where the wheat used for making the vodka is grown. And since the way Absolut is made won’t change, neither will the true taste of vodka.
Keeping natural ingredients natural
The main ingredients in Absolut Vodka are water and winter wheat. The water comes from a deep well in Åhus where it’s protected from impurities. Winter wheat differs from other crops: it’s sown in fall, and harvested the next one. Days in between it grows under the Swedish snow developing its hard grain. Also, the use of fertilizers is minimized.
Some tips on Absolut enjoyment
Being so refined, why drink Absolut Vodka any other way than it is? In fact, there’s a good reason why: the more refined the vodka is, the better it blends with other aromas meaning Absolut Vodka enhances the taste of your favorite cocktail.
Elderflower Collins Recipe:
How to mix
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add Absolut Vodka, lemon juice and elderflower cordial. Shake and strain into a chilled highball glass filled with ice cubes. Top up with soda water. Garnish with lime.