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So why does Absolute freeze when no other brands do? Water in the vodka?

We are in Palm Springs for the winter.....we drink lots of vodka and Absolute was our vodka of choice. It is the ONLY vodka that freezes in the freezer. We are assuming that is because it is watered down and that is why it is so inexpensive...very disappointed.....

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  • All 80 proof vodka freezes at a temperature of -24 degrees Celsius (-11,2 degrees Fahrenheit). Sometimes the freezer is a little bit colder than this or the bottle is placed close to a freezer element and it may actually freeze. It is still the same quality when it has melted, just shake the bottle gently!

    We don't recommend that you drink the vodka very ice-cold. The perfect serving temperature is aprox 5-8 C. You can of course put the vodka in the freezer, but the colder vodka you have the more flavour and smell is lost.

    If you still feel unsure about the quality of your bottle of Absolut, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
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    Martin V
  • I've seen other high quality brands freeze every compound has a freezing point

    Butd
  • I bought a bottle of Absolute at the duty free shop in the Antalya, Turkey airport. Once home I put it in the freezer. I was astonished when it froze. I had never had a vodka before that did this. I thought I had purchased a fake. It tastes great.

    Angela
  • Hi Angela,

    Thank you for your message.

    All 80 proof vodka freezes at a temperature of -24 degrees Celsius (-11,2 degrees Fahrenheit). Sometimes the freezer is a little bit colder than this or the bottle is placed close to a freezer element and it may actually freeze. It is still the same quality when it has melted, just shake the bottle gently!

    We don't recommend that you drink the vodka very ice-cold. The perfect serving temperature is aprox 5-8 C. You can of course put the vodka in the freezer, but the colder vodka you have the more flavour and smell is lost.

    If you still feel unsure about the quality of your bottle of Absolut, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

    Kind regards,

    Jake D
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  • Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Absolut.

    Please get in touch with our local team. They will be able to discuss this matter further.

    sponsorships@pernod-ricard.com

    Kind regards,

    Jake D
  • I put it in my freezer ALL the time, has never frozen.

    CinLM
  • I mix my absolut with squirt anad I am wondering if I can make ice cues out of the mix --- in a 12 oz glass the count is 1-7 for the vodka and then fill the glass with squirt

    jeanette zobjeck
  • Hi Jeanette,

    Thank you for your message.

    Unfortunately, I am unable to respond to your enquiry as we have not tried it out.

    Kind regards,

    Jake D
  • I tried it -- 4 days at 13 derees gave me very cold cocktail ;-)

    jeanette zobjeck
  • I don't buy that all vodka 40% freezes solid... I have purchased many vodkas ansolute and other brands and always keep it in the freezer... I also keep my own distilled concoctions and limoncello which the label says is 28% alcohol . None of them ever freeze. But today a bottle of absolute (about 1/3 full) I put in freezer last night was frozen solid...

    mashrafi
  • Hi,

    Thank you for your message. I apologize for any inconvenience caused. Kindly let me know what country you bought your bottle from so that I can forward you issue to our local market.

    Kind regards,

    Jake D
  • Hi,
    Is non-frozen part of vodka litle bit more concentrated?

    Milan
  • Hi Milan,

    I'm very sorry but I don't understand your question. Can you re-phrase?

    Kind regards,

    Jake D
  • Hi,
    I believe Milan is referring to partially-frozen vodka: the frozen crystals are just water, while the remaining liquid contains ethanol at a higher concentration than the original vodka.

    This partial-freezing process can be used to deliberately make stronger-than-usual beer traditionally called "eisbock": beer is partially frozen and the water-ice crystals are removed, leaving behind a concentrated beer.

    Scottish brewery BrewDog repeated this process multiple times to create the world's strongest beer "The End Of History" at a mind-blowing 55% abv.

    Martin
  • You all are bunch of alcoholics!

    Fred
  • Hey I'm a local hip pop, comecail house Dj from Dbn South Africa, I wanna do something epic I thought it will be cool an totally perfect period, also including that on my home parties I like to play with my Absolute Vodka ..
    Absolute is the best got us Crazy Absolute like Absolutely Lol . for contact

    Nhlanhla Pres Dube
  • Hi,

    Thank you for thinking of Absolut. Please get in touch with our team in South Africa via http://www.pernod-ricard.co.za/frontpage/.

    Kind regards,

    Jake D
  • I live in the UK, I have drank Russian standard, absolut, belvedere, grey goose and chase vodka the later 4 I have a lot!! And I freeze them all! And absolut is the only one that freezes!! And that does lead me to lack the validity of the 40% label, they all go on the same place in the freezer at diffrent times so why does absolut freeze and belvadere not!

    Sam
  • Hi Sam,

    Thank you for providing us with your feedback.

    I have forwarded your message to our local team in the UK.

    Kind regards,

    Jake D
  • While in Central Europe I never had any vodka freeze. At 7000 foot altitude in my house freezer in USA, a vodka bottle about 25-30% full, surprisingly formed ice crystals or froze almost solid. Turned freezer warmer setting. Same thing. Happened with lukosowa brand and 'three olives' also. I don't usually buy Absolutely. I think maybe is chemistry / vapor pressure issue. Only with partially full bottle. Perhaps some alcohol is going changing phase, going from liquid to gas in bottle. I was very surprised to see it happening.

    Al w
  • I JUST CAME BACK FROM DUBLIN IRELAND AND BROUGHT 4 BOTTLES OF DUTY FREE ABSOLUTE AND NOTICE THAT THE ABSOLUTE VODKA FREEZES AND I KNOW MY FREEZER IS NOT COOL ENOUGH TO FREEZE LIQUOR. THE BOTTLE SAYS 8 PROOF I WONDER IS THERE WATER IN IT.

    WENDELL YOUNG
  • Hi Wendell,

    Thank you for your message and providing us with your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    May I kindly ask you to get in touch with our team in Ireland via www.irishdistillers.ie? They will be able to assist you further.

    Kind regards,

    Jake D
  • I have a half bottle of absolut in my new freezer that formed ice crystals at a temperature of - 18. This bottle was picked up at a local liquor store in Montreal qc. I have never seen vodka freeze and i always keep my vodka in the freezer.

    John Piggott
  • Ok so I am ... not over the hill but one would suppose that other's posting here would think so if they knew my age. Lets just say I have been online since 1988 and that was well after college and I was already into a career position. While in college I met people from around the world and learned the habit of placing my vodka in the freezer. :Yeaaaars go by.... I mean, this is 2016 already and I have retired. I have a freezer that shows the temperature at 0 F. Imagine my surprise when my vodka has "slush" in it. Not frozen, but like a slushy that one would expect with a water additive. So, what is the story morning glory behind the slush?

    Mrs McInturff
  • Hi John,

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. I have forwarded your issue to the local team in Canada - who will be in touch shortly.

    Kind regards,

    Jake D
  • Hi Mrs. McInturff,

    Thank you for your message. The vodka should not be freezing at 0F - please let me know where you purchased the bottle so that I can forward the issue to the local market.

    Kind regards,

    Jake D
  • It's the bottle not the vodka. I use the bottle to hold other brands of vodka because it seems to hold cold better than other bottles and if you put it towards the back by the cooling elements with a bag of ice in front of it, it does freeze regardless of the brand of vodka.

    Freezers don't have perfectly even cold in them and a freezer thermostat is only reading the temperature of the surrounding air around it.

    Dagmar
  • I'm a Military Vet & I've drank Absolute my whole life..
    I've never had a bottle of vodka freeze on me before!
    WTFrick over?
    I've got Goose, Sky, Absolute all together in my freezer & I was pissed when I saw this.....
    Figured someone tampered with my bottle before i bought???

    WHAT GIVES????

    US Marine

    BGillen
  • Never had vodka freeze in freezer. Just bought a bottle of Stoly in Greece--frozen solid. The cap was sealed. I don't buy explanations. It was adulterated by some middle entity.

    T
  • Absolute vodka always freezes. It's so sad that absolute corporate lies. There is no reason why a 7.99 fith of vodka doesn't freeze while 29.99 bottle does.. it's dissapointing and dis honest. No matter what country I'm in while I travel for business it always happens.. is it worth the extra money to lie and cheat leople. TERRIBLE

    Christopher destephanie
  • Well as I always say, "TRUST NO ONE" Especially ones you know are blowin smoke up your ARSE.. Sorry NO more SKY for us. Plenty of other top shelf brands that are legit. I'd like to know if someone ever tests 1 of these freezing bottles.. WHAT'S IN IT-ACTUALLY...

    Signed PRO Drinker!

    BGILLEN
  • Im grateful for the forum topic.Really thank you! Awesome. Cata

    WilliamTync
  • Recently bought a bottle and it freezes at 0 degrees F. Not the first time this happened. This seems like an epidemic with this brand. I would not be surprised if a Class Action pops up.

    Matt
  • Recently bought a bottle and it freezes at 0 degrees F. Not the first time this happened. This seems like an epidemic with this brand. I would not be surprised if a Class Action pops up.

    Matt
  • HA HA I Can only hope... Sons O Bitches been robbin me for years... Probably easily owe me a COOL Half Mill / 600G's....

    BGILLEN
  • oddly -- I usually have a bottle of vodka in the freezer and normally it never freezes -- but recently I had issues with a bottle forming crystals and partially freezing (not Absolut) .. I was really puzzeled and asked friends what they thought ... most people think there is water in the bottle .. I finished the bottle, after moving it to the fridge for the rest of it's life ... wasn't sure if it kept it's potency ... then I had a bottle of Absolut I had bought at the airport in Toronto in early June and thought I'd do a round with that ... well, guess what, it froze too ! I asked one of the managers at the local liquor store yesterday what he thought about this, and he was flummoxed, never heard of vodka freezing, etc ... now I am reading all these postings here ... this is very wierd ... when I'm done with this bottle I'll try some other brand and see what happens ... what a mystery

    idny
  • Keep Absolute in freezer all the time - we have 3 freezers we keep it in, pool house, house, and garage / never has been frozen! But yummy I will bet it's delicious

    Shannon Roberts
  • Hi All,

    I do apologise for all the inconvenience you have experienced.

    There is a possibility that the vodka will freeze when the freezer is a little bit colder than usual. All 80 proof vodka freezes at a temperature of -24 degrees Celsius. The vodka will however remain the same quality once it has melted - it helps to shake the bottle gently.

    I wouldn't recommend to drink the vodka very cold. The perfect serving temperature is aprox 5-8 C. You can of course put the vodka in the freezer, but the colder vodka you have the more flavour and smell is lost.

    I hope the above information is useful.

    Kind regards,
    Jake D

    Jake D
  • My bottle just froze up here in NY in my freezer. No other brand has done this, but more importantly if this wasn't watered down it wouldn't freeze. My freezer is not cold enough to freeze vodka.

    Steve
  • The only vodka I ever had freeze was a lemon flavored vodka. Apparently, whatever they use for flavoring caused it to freeze. At least that was my assumption.

    Tim Stare
  • The bottle that's frozen in my freezer is not flavored

    Steve
  • OK...so much for that theory! Thanks!

    Tim Stare
  • So, I have another possible explanation...
    Everyone here is assuming that the 80 proof vodka is a perfectly homogeneous mixture, since using only sight, it definitely appears to be. However, it is possible (mind you, I haven't researched the density difference between water and ethanol to confirm this theory) that if the mixture sits for too long, the water that is in the vodka may settle apart from the ethanol. This likely wouldn't happen in large enough amounts to notice a taste difference, however it may cause enough of a heterogeneity that the water naturally in the vodka (remember, vodka is 80 proof, so only 40% ethanol) may start to freeze. Once the water starts to freeze, it will likely cause more of a heterogeneity, causing more and more to freeze, being left with essentially a highly concentrated alcohol solution with some ice cubes in it. It is possible that a slight difference in the raw ingredients used to produce absolut vodka versus, say, grey goose could cause a more rapid disturbance of the homogeneity in absolut vodka versus a different brand. The bottle may potentially cause this too. The easy way to test this theory would be to take a slushy bottle of absolute vodka and shake it gently. If the vodka is not watered down, it should defrost almost instantly. If the vodka is watered down, the slush will remain. It's important though to shake the bottle immediately upon removal from the freezer, as (obviously) a temperature change will cause the thawing as well.

    I don't have a bottle of absolut vodka to test this theory with though, so I'll leave it up to someone else on the forum smile

    Ryan
  • Typical customer "no" service from Jake the Snake! It is very clear, something is amiss here!

    Jack
  • The principle isn't to artificially turn out to be effective, dkgcefddbddabege

    Smithd49
  • I QUIT THEIR CHIT..........
    Why chance it?

    SUKA
  • Wow! I had the same experience with a 1litre bottle of Absolute purchased from a supermarket in London, England. I popped it into the freezer, only to find it a day later full of floating crystals! Being from Vodka Belt country, I always throw my vodka into the freezer, I have probably done it dozens of times before but it NEVER froze! I guess, I will stick with Wyborowa and Luksusowa, they both seem made more honestly that Absolut. Bloody corporate greed! Make vodka not water!

    Bimber
  • I always keep my vodka in a freezer and Absolute is the only one that has actually formed ice crystals. To me something seems off.

    Jim Campbell
  • Been drinking Absolut for 15+yrs and never a bottle turned to ice. But recently the two 1.75l has ice crystals and I can't pour a drink! Perhaps the formula has changed and more water has been added? So disappointed with this brand. Time to change to another brand that doesn't freeze. We have many choices on the marketplace.

    Frank
  • I have a small bottle of Absolute Citron that I put into the freezer and now it is frozen solid. I may contact the place of purchase and will definitely not use the product. Unfortunately, this product appears to be a target for pirates. This a public safety issue.

    James
  • Hi James

    We are sorry to hear about your experience. Since we havn´t seen a photo of the bottle we can not verify it, but just remember next time buying a bottle of Absolut that the cap should not be damaged and that the cap always should have a plastic wrap with a LOT code matching the number on the bottom of the bottle.

    Best regards,

    Magdalena Community Manager
  • I'm just astounded that so many people commenting on this thread, consumers, followers, buyers... can't spell ABSOLUT!!

    Bjarne Henriksen
  • I have drank absolut for a cert long time, I.E. 20 years. I have ALWAYS put my vodka in the freezer.
    This is the first time my Absolut has frozen on me...
    Why, after all this time, has this particular bottle frozen?
    I have never changed refrigerator or settings?
    My only assumption is the quality of the liquid has changed??

    Attached file:
    http://contact.absolut.com/site_media/attachmen...

    Duncan
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    John Nekvapil
  • Surprised to find so many comments regarding this issue. Don't have a lot of experience but always throw the Stoli in the freezer. Never heard of this problem. Bought a 70cl Absolut here in Thailand yesterday, threw it in the freezer and sure enough it was frozen solid today.

    Mike
  • Is there any problem for adding water in to absolute bottle and keep for many days?

    kannan
  • Hi Kannan

    Thank you for reaching out. Im not sure I understand your question. Please ask again.

    Best regards,

    Magdalena Community Manager
  • First, I am not a consumer of Absolut vodka. I found this thread while searching the temperature at which the Vodka freezes.

    Anyhow, I found that the Absolut vodka consumer service response was quite awesome. Even though they were not able to answer directly, they always provide a link to someone that can answers.

    I will try sometime soon your Absolut vodka just to honor your customer service. I can't guarantee I'll like it, but at least if I don't, I know someone will be listening to my complaint!
    Antoine
  • Hi Antoine

    Thank you for your kind words.  When trying our vodka --> Be inspired by one of our many recipes at http://www.absolutdrinks.com


    My personal favourite is this one, Bloody Mary: http://www.absolutdrinks.com/en/drinks/bloody-mary/


    Cheers,
    Magdalena Community Manager

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