Brand/Product History: In 1879, Lars Olsson Smith introduced the continuous distillation with which he made Absolut Rent BrÃ¤nnvin. Instead of the usual three or four times, the vodka was distilled an infinite number of times. 100 years later, it was reintroduced as Absolut. Just as then, Absolut is produced in Ã…hus, L.O. Smithâ€™s birth town. Also the place where the wheat used for making the vodka is grown. And since the way Absolut is made wonâ€™t change, neither will the true taste of vodka.