ABSOLUT VODKA, introduced in the US in 1979, is the fourth largest international premium spirit in the world and is available in 126 markets. Since its launch in 1979, ABSOLUT VODKA has achieved significant worldwide sales growth, with some 600,000 bottles of ABSOLUT VODKA produced every day. Every bottle of ABSOLUT VODKA is produced in Åhus, in southern Sweden.
ABSOLUT VODKA is produced from winter wheat, a hardy wheat grain that gives ABSOLUT VODKA its smooth grain character. Every year approximately 80,000 tons are used to produce ABSOLUT VODKA. Over one kilo (two pounds) of grain is used for every one-litre bottle. ABSOLUT VODKA uses a unique process called continuous distillation, introduced in the nineteenth century by “The Vodka King”, Lars Olsson Smith. ABSOLUT VODKA is distilled hundreds of times until all impurities have been removed.