In 1879, Lars Olsson Smith introduced the continuous distillation with which he made Absolut Rent Brännvin. Instead of three or four times, the vodka was distilled an infinite number of times. One hundred years later, it was reintroduced as Absolut. The main ingredients in Absolut Vodka are water and winter wheat. The water comes from a deep well in Åhus, protected from impurities.