ABSOLUT ELYX is manually distilled in a 1921 copper rectification still known as Column 51, made entirely of copper. It is operated by a selected few who inherited their knowledge and expertise from past generations of spirit and vodka makers.Our silky textured vodka is a result of the single estate wheat, the manual operation and the old copper catalyzation process. The copper naturally catalyzes trace compounds in the spirit, purifying the vodka and adding a highly prized silky texture and taste.
|In 1879, Lars Olsson Smith introduced the continuous distillation with which he made Absolut Rent Brannvin. Instead of the usual three or four times, the vodka was distilled an infinite number of times. 100 years later, it was reintroduced as Absolut. Just as then, Absolut is produced in Åhus, L.O. Smith’s birth town. Also the place where the wheat used for making the vodka is grown. And since the way Absolut is made won’t change, neither will the true taste of vodka.
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - This vodka is simply clean, from the mildly sweet aroma to the crisp finish. The palate holds pleasant notes of marshmallow, grapefruit peel and chalk give way to a faint vanilla-citrus exit. Made from single-estate grain distilled in a 1921 copper column still, this is an ideal companion for pretty much anything served in a martini glass. (Feb 2015)