Absolut Vanilia was introduced in 2003. Basically because vanilla is one of the most beloved flavours in the world. And it wasn’t long until that fact was reinforced through the instant success of Absolut Vanilia – it is almost equally popular as vanilla itself.
Absolut Vanilia is made exclusively from natural ingredients, and unlike some other flavoured vodkas, it doesn’t contain any added sugar. Absolut Vanilia is rich, robust and complex. It has a distinct character of vanilla, notes of butterscotch and hints of dark chocolate.
In 1879, Lars Olsson Smith introduced the continuous distillation with which he made Absolut Rent Brännvin. Instead of the usual three or four times, the vodka was distilled an infinite number of times. Absolut Vanilia is made the same way, the only difference is the taste of vanilla. And, like the rest of the family, it’s produced in Åhus, L.O.Smith’s birth town. Since the process will never change, neither will the true taste of Absolut Vanilia.
The main ingredients in Absolut Vanilia are Absolut Vodka and vanilla flavour. Absolut Vodka is made from water and winter wheat. The water comes from a deep well in Åhus where it’s protected from impurities. The winter wheat is also grown in Åhus and differs from other crops: it’s sown in fall, and harvested the next one. Days in between it grows under the Swedish snow developing its hard grain. Also, the use of fertilisers is minimised. Of course, the vanilla is as natural as the rest of the ingredients.