In the north of Europe, in Scandinavia, countless vodkas are also produced - and have been since the 17th century. Thanks to efficient production methods, they were quickly able to produce a large quantity of the spirit. However, only innkeepers were allowed to serve it. As a result, pubs sprang up like mushrooms, and Swedish vodka became very popular. This development also had its downsides, as drunkenness was widespread and alcohol bans were imposed.
ABSOLUT is one of the best-known and globally active companies in the country and was founded in 1979. The establishment of a clear, pure and harmless vodka helped ABSOLUT to this success. Before that, quite a few people were injured or even died from moonshine or the result of it. Good that these times are long gone and Swedish vodka scores with clear excellent taste and rich variety variations.
Nevertheless, Swedish vodka has been a national drink of the Swedes since then. In addition to wheat and potatoes, the winter wheat native there is used as the basic product for the production. For the production of the most famous Absolut Vodka with blue design, southern Swedish winter wheat and pure spring water are used. A wonderful premium edition is Absolut Vodka Elyx, which is distilled from hand-picked wheat in old copper pot stills. Numerous flavored vodkas round out the brand's range with flavors of berries, grapefruit, tangerines, or lime, for example.