Vodka - Wheat

Absolut Elyx Vodka

From: Sweden Liquor Review Category: Vodka Wheat Base

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99th Percentile
This score falls in the 99th percentile of all spirits in the Vodka category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2012
  • 2013

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2015

Proof66 Notes

First launched in 2011, Absolut Elyx is not a flavor but rather a distillation method that they say hearkens to a 1929 copper rectification still. It is made from hand-selected wheat grown on their own farms. It is meant to offer an "incredibly soft" texture or mouthfeel. According to the article in Tasting Panel Magazine (May, 2013), all ingredients for the vodka are sourced within 15 miles of the estate distillery where the ancient copper pot still that is used for production does its work.

The 2015 Wine Enthusiast review (Kara Newman) announced it would be "ideal for pretty much anything served in a martini glass."

Absolut Elyx won Best Vodka in the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (out of a field of 133 vodkas).

Absolut claims "all natural ingredients" with "no added sugar." It officially began production in 1979 and, to this day, they take great pride in their production facilities in Ahus, Sweden where "every drop of water" comes from a single "deep well." The vodka uses a soft winter wheat for its base.The brand is owned by French-based Pernod-Ricard.

Absolut vodka is one of the top-selling brands of vodka in the world and is one of the great visionaries in the marketing of vodka. Their aggressive and occasionally scandalous ads in the nineties helped launch the cocktail culture.


How To Drink It

ELYX MARTINI

2oz Absolut Elyx

Wet: 1oz Dry Vermouth

Dry: 1/4oz Dry Vermouth

VESSEL

Cocktail Coupe

GARNISH

Lemon Zest or Green Olive

METHOD

Stir over cubed ice and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.

[As recommended by the producer]

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 4 ratings and 4 reviews.
Erzengel Erzengel (49) (2016-02-14)
Smooth nice round taste. No alcohol, very smooth, hints of wood? Very soft and great. Hints of grain, very soft and smooth. Vanilla, smooth grain. Great stuff! Even depth. 5 Stars for a Vodka.
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ryansomerlot ryansomerlot (6) (2015-01-10)
I am not a fan of this at all. Its described as silky and it is over silky!!!
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Dakota Dakota (136) (2013-08-06)
5 Stars
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bengals198369 bengals198369 (12) (2013-01-25)
This is amazing
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