Description/ Tasting NotesMade with local Swedish berries, this spirit tastes simply of blackcurrant, and stands up well in cocktails.
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 Abs