Here are 6 reasons why Absolut Elyx is a cut above all other vodkas.
For many avid vodka fans, the Absolut brand name is a stellar stand out. While you may be familiar with the brand’s standard and flavoured bottling affairs, here one of its top-shelf offering you ought to know; Absolut Elyx.
You may be wondering why this expression of a humbling spirit as vodka costs so much – it carries an RRP of RM350. In truth, this expression of Absolut is indeed a cut above the rest, and here’s six reasons why.
1. Elyx is handcrafted luxury vodka
Unlike Absolut’s typical expressions, Elyx is hand-made manually by expert craftsmen. Given reasons #2 and #3, it needs to be. In other words, this isn’t your typical expression of vodka that’s mass-produced in a machine line of sorts.
You are indeed paying top dollar for vodka that’s truly a cut above the rest made by craftsmen. Basically, Absolut weren’t fooling about with their claim of Elyx being a ‘true luxury vodka’.
2. ‘Single wheat’ vodka
Unlike most other vodkas, Absolut Elyx is distilled exclusively from soft winter wheat that’s grown on one single estate located in the south of Sweden only. This means every single drop is 100% traceable from planting right up through distillation and bottling.
Much like the single malt approach in whisky, this ‘single wheat’ approach adopted by Absolut Elyx is a solid guarantee for both quality and taste. Can you pick another vodka off the shelf with such as promise? Yeah, we didn’t think so…
3. Elyx is distilled in copper stills
Whilst regular vodka is distilled in regular aluminium stills, Absolut Elyx is distilled exclusively using vintage copper stills, some dating back to 1921. Unlike aluminium, copper is actually a much superior heat conductor and, when used to make distillation stills, it also has the ability to remove sulphur compounds for a smoother spirit.
While copper stills are notoriously difficult to clean and maintain, the end result they bear makes it all worthwhile. In other words, Absolut Elyx is one of those few special spirits distilled through copper stills that’s worth seeking.
4. Elyx is distilled HUNDREDS of times
Those familiar with vodka would know that repeated distillation of vodka increases its strength. While most brands distil their vodkas several times, Absolut Elyx is in fact distilled hundreds – yes, HUNDREDS – of times before it’s diluted and bottled.
This means that the Absolut Elyx expression of vodka was designed and crafted from the start to be as strong as ever. We also reckon that being distilled hundreds of times also contributes to this vodka’s renowned smoothness, leading many in calling it ‘liquid silk’.
5. Elyx is an award-winner
When it entered in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Absolut Elyx dominated the vodka category. And it wasn’t a one-hit-wonder either as it won its category gold medal & double gold medal back-to-back in both 2012 and 2013. It is also the first Vodka rated 96 out of 100 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2016.
6. This is definitely an awesome vodka
Although this is a special expression crafted using special ingredients and processes by-hand, you don’t need to treat this bottling of vodka in any special way. You could treat Absolut Elyx as how you’ve treated your favourite vodka in fact.
Any vodka this rich and smooth deserves to be savoured, and you could have it on its own with ice, or have mixed in a classic Martini (dry or wet). Heck, you could even whip out your favourite vodka-based cocktails with Elyx and bask in its spiritual qualities greatly.
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