ABSOLUT ELYX is manually distilled in a 1921 copper rectification still known as Column 51, made entirely of copper. It is operated by a selected few who inherited their knowledge and expertise from past generations of spirit and vodka makers. Our silky textured vodka is a result of the single estate wheat, the manual operation and the old copper catalyzation process. The copper naturally catalyzes trace compounds in the spirit, purifying the vodka and adding a highly prized silky texture and taste. ABSOLUT ELYX is the result of century-old expertise, passed down through generations of Swedish vodka-makers. Krister Asplund and his team are amongst the very few people who have the skills and knowledge to operate a manual still. Together they control the temperature and precise rate of flow during distillation by hand. Every handle, knob and level is adjusted manually. Each batch is made to the uncompromising standards of Krister Asplund and his sensory experts, who taste and approve of each batch before it is bottled.