2008 was a good year for Karlsson's, allowing them to produce an $80 bottle made from the common spud.

Sweden-based boutique vodka company, Karlsson’s, has claimed to create the first range of “vintage” vodkas. Rather than distilling from various source materials, each one distilled will be from a single potato variety grown on a particular farm during a single season. Often the process is associated with wine making where changes in the weather affects the grapes and the quality of the wine.

Peter Ekelund, founder of Karlsson’s, explained that:

The idea behind the company from the very beginning was to see if we can say something about what’s inside the bottle rather than what’s outside the bottle. Will a vodka taste different if you pick different types of potatoes in different places?

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