Is Elyx organic?
What is the alcohol content for Elyx?
Is Absolut Elyx manually- or hand-crafted?
Elyx is the result of manual operation, expertise, and personal supervision. Our master distiller, Krister Asplund, oversees every step in the process, as each batch is made to his exacting and uncompromising standards. He and his team also taste every batch to ensure quality before bottling, packing, and shipping occurs.
How is Absolut Elyx distilled?
We use the copper distillation method, which is a natural way of removing any impurities. It also helps to define the exceptionally refined character found in Absolut Elyx. During the production of raw spirit, copper packets are manually added to each batch, and then exchanged at regular intervals.
Through copper catalyzation – a kinetic process – the copper packets react with and remove any sulfur remnants, which results in an absolutely pure spirit. Each batch of Elyx is then distilled in our 1921 copper column still — with columns, pumps, and hand-forged pipes made of copper. This vintage still plays an integral part in the making of Elyx, as it makes full use of the exceptional and naturally purifying qualities of the copper. Our refined copper distillation is what gives Elyx its distinctive character and unique, silky texture.
Is there copper in Elyx?
Do other vodka makers use copper? What is unique about your production method?
Copper has unique qualities and is therefore used in many types of spirit production. However, Absolut Elyx is made in a vintage copper column still from 1921, with columns, pumps, and hand-forged pipes all made from copper. The manually operated copper column still refines our copper distillation, and it defines the distinctive character of Elyx.
What are copper packets?
What is the difference between Single Estate Wheat and Winter Wheat?
Single Estate wheat refers to the fact that all of the wheat used to produce Elyx comes from just one single estate, while winter wheat refers to the season when the wheat is harvested. To produce Elyx, we use wheat only from Råbelöf, a neighboring estate close to the Absolut distillery. And, as Elyx is produced in limited volumes, the quality of the wheat is essential to both the production and the end-result.
What ingredients are used for producing Elyx and where do they come from?
Elyx is produced using only the very finest natural ingredients. Each part of the production, from the planting of the first seed all the way through to distillation and bottling, is performed within a 15 mile radius in the Åhus region of southern Sweden. This makes Elyx 100% traceable. Elyx is distilled exclusively from single-estate winter wheat from Råbelöf, a family-owned country estate that delivers top-quality wheat, which features the perfect balance of starch and protein. The water comes from the natural underground aquifer upon which our copper distillery rests. Filtered through the limestone bedrock, our water is exceptionally pure, low in minerals, and incredibly soft.
What is so special about your Single Estate Wheat?
Absolut Elyx is distilled exclusively from single-estate wheat grown at Råbelöf, a family-owned country estate, delivering top-quality wheat to Absolut. The crops at Råbelöf are consistently of the highest quality,with exactly the right amount of water and the perfect balance between starch and protein which enables us to create the perfect raw spirit we need to make Elyx.