Absolut Vodka was first launched in New York in 1979. It soon became the talk of the town, in the US and eventually of the world. But the recipe behind the clean and natural taste of Absolut is actually older than 30 years. So is the 18th century medicine bottle found in an antique store in Stockholm, Sweden that gave inspiration to the iconic Absolut Vodka bottle. Using the purest Swedish water from the town of Ahus and wheat grown in the surrounding countryside, Absolut have maintained the tradition of pure and perfect Swedish Vodka.