The first bottle of ABSOLUT vodka was exported from Sweden to the US in 1979. Since then, ABSOLUT has achieved significant worldwide sales growth - from 10,000 nine-litre cases (90,000 litres to 7.5 million nine-litre cases in 2002 (67.3 millions of litres). Today, ABSOLUT is the world's third largest international premium spirit and is available in 125 markets.
More than 400 years of tradition stands behind every bottle of ABSOLUT. To ensure superb quality, every drop of ABSOLUT comes from one source- Ahus in southern Sweden. From the hardy winter wheat that grows in the region, to water from the company's own deep well, Ahus provides the distillery with the raw materials to produce the millions of bottles of ABSOLUT sold around the world.
The smooth taste and aroma of ABSOLUT VODKA makes it great neat, on the rocks or as a base for drinks and cocktails. ABSOLUT currently comprises the following products within the same quality framework: ABSOLUT VODKA, introduced in 1979; ABSOLUT PEPPAR (1986); ABSOLUT CITRON (1988); ABSOLUT KURANT (1992); ABSOLUT MANDRIN (1999); ABSOLUT VANILIA (2003). The ABSOLUT flavours are made by blending the vodka with only natural flavours. No sugar is added.