Product of: Sweden
Karlsson's Gold is the result of collaboration by three men who originally met and worked together on the development and launch of Absolut vodka. Peter Ekelund, who in 1979 became assistant to the then new CEO of Sedish Vin & Sprit and worked on the marketing of Absolut. Hans Brindfors, one of the original designers behind the iconic Absolut bottle. And Olof Tranvik, who worked on marketing Absolut in New York and claims credit for persuading his friend Andy Warhol to draw a bottle of Absolut.
The ex-Absolut trio needed a blender to help create their new vodka so turned to Börje Karlsson, predictably once a master blender of Absolut vodka. Karlsson started his experiments with making vodka from potatoes in 2002. The result, Karlsson's Gold vodka, was launched in 2006.
The company are promoting Karlsson's Gold to be drunk "on the rocks with black pepper.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 04/06/2012
Fresh acorns, wet forest floor and vanilla.
Slightly sweet, wonderfully silky, almost creamy mouth feel with vegetal notes (new potato skins) and vanilla cream soda.
While the palate is smooth and creamy the finish is quite spirity with cracked black pepper.