ABSOLUT Vodka factory in Ahus, Sweden
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Perhaps the most regarded of Vodkas in the world, ABSOLUT Vodka is produced in a tiny village in Southern Sweden named, Ahus. With a history that dates back over 400 years, I'm sure you've had at least a drink or two in your lifetime in which this vodka was a key ingredient.
In 2011 I had the pleasure of attending the Barbados Food, Wine & Rum festival which featured top chefs from around the world like Chef Ming Tsai, owner of the award-winning Blue Ginger restaurant near Boston, MA; celebrity Chef Mark McEwan (my favorite chef of the event!), head judge of the Food Network's Top Chef Canada; and Chef Marcus Samuelsson owner of the Red Rooster Harlem in New York, just to name a few.