Description/ Tasting NotesUnlike other vodkas, this Swedish spirit does not contain any added sugar. Rich, full-bodied and complex, it is smooth and mellow, with a distinct character of grain.
Winery Info/ Brand
The distillery can produce 650,000 bottles of vodka per day.Because Absolut is such a huge operation, grain is delivered to the distillery every two hours as they don't have space to store months' worth on-site. The water used to dilute the vodka to bottle strength comes from the local aquifer, filtered with reverse osmosis. They say that their water still affects the mouthfeel of the product.
Region Info/ Origin
Absolut vodka is made in southern Sweden, in the town of Ahus in the Skane region. Åhus is the second largest locality in Kristianstad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 9,423 inhabitants in 2010, but the number triples during the summer due to tourists who come seeking the beaches and nature of the Helgeå and Hanöbukten. The town is also center for the famous Swedish Eel-parties ("ålagille"), where people come together during August and September to eat eel and drink considerable amounts of schnapps, preferably the world famous Absolut Vodka that is produced in the village. In Åhus every single drop of Absolut Vodka is produced that then are exported to every corner of the world.