Where vodkaOhus - a small town in the south of Sweden flight from Stockholm runs at one and a half o`clock. Small river with moorings, toy small streets, snow-covered manors, fur-trees, fields and it is unexpected gulliverskih the sizes wind power stations. In a century before last Larc Olson Smith lived in this district. He was born in a rather poor family, since eleven years has gone to work, in fifteen became the main salesman in shop from which, having quarrelled with the owner, has left, having based own company and having taken with itself regular customers.
Ohus - a small town in the south of Sweden at one and a half o`clock flight from Stockholm. Small river with moorings, toy small streets, snow-covered manors, fur-trees, fields and it is unexpected gulliverskih the sizes wind power stations. In a century before last Larc Olson Smith lived in this district. He was born in a rather poor family, since eleven years has gone to work, in fifteen became the main salesman in shop from which, having quarrelled with the owner, has left, having based own company and having taken with itself regular customers. By eighteen years it already was the main seller of alcohol in region, and in 1879 has thought up and has let out Absolut Rent Branvin that means “ absolutely pure vodka “. The south of Sweden - historically developed agricultural area of the country where there is all necessary for vodka manufacture - winter wheat and spring water. Therefore Ohus - a unique place where make Absolut, and till now on the same technology (a method of continuous clearing or rectification) which was invented by Lare Olson Smith.
capital of Sweden - Stockholm - has met ancestor Absolut Larsa Olsona Smith to put it mildly unfriendly. The matter is that authorities have decided to force out its company from the market, repairing every possible obstacles, including the tax. (In Sweden till now operates Systembolaget - the state monopoly for retail trade in alcohol). Then the inventor “ absolutely pure vodka “ has translated from Stockholm the shops on the island nearest to a city, equipped landing stage with boats and boatmen and carried all interested persons free of charge to try and get its drink. Lare Olson three times created the richest for those times the companies, but has died in poverty.
now, of course, historical injustice is partly restored: vodka Absolut - important article of export, and one of the most popular institutions in Stockholm - Absolut Ice Bar. Where at an input in a bar to you will suggest not to remove outer clothing, and on the contrary to put on? The regimentals represent a pelerine with a hood and cuts for hands, and also tolstennye gloves. To get to a bar it is necessary to pass through the lock chamber, almost as at underwater immersing. In a bar minus temperature: the rack, chandeliers, armchairs and little tables ice, from a mouth of visitors brings down steam. The barman for an exotic dense forest have picked up from afro - Swedes which is dressed in a black tuxedo, and instead of a shirt on it the snow-white down-padded coat is put on. Glasses represent ice cubes with the drilled cavity for a liquid. It should be held a glove, differently it is cold and skolzko. Work to the barman, however, essentially is facilitated by assortment of vodka Absolut. Almost ready drink - vodka with taste of a black currant, a raspberry, a pear, a peach, grejpfruta, a lemon, a tangerine, vanilla.
one more “ ice “ a place for tourists - Ice Hotel which is to the north from Stockholm, in 200 kilometres behind Polar circle in a place of Jukkasjarvi where as a rule after the plane reach on the dog teams. The twenty years` history of hotel has begun with a discomfiture. Local resident Ingve Berkvist to entice into a solitude of tourists, has decided to arrange an opening day of ice sculptures but when profits television and the press, has burst thaw, and instead of sculptures spectators have seen become swollen icicles. But Berkvist has not lowered hands. Experimentally he has established that if ice not less than 40 sm at thickness, to it at all and it can serve thaw as a building material. Then it has frozen cubed ice bottle Absolut and has shown to its manager of company Uve Linneru. Not Ordinary idea was pleasant, besides it as well as possible corresponded to the vodka motto: “ Only Absolut can do it “ (Only the Absolute can make it). Since 1990 the hotel is under construction every year under the new project and represents difficult enough engineering construction. At first erect ice support, then put metal armature for overlappings. Then snow guns on armature napyljajut snow. When snow is stamped till a metre thickness, an iron skeleton clean. In end instal electrical equipment, construct ice furniture - tables, chairs, armchairs, beds; pokryvjut them olenimi skins. Is in hotel and the church where come to get married steams from every corner of the globe.
when you remain to sleep in ice number (dressed as cabbage and in a sleeping bag) influence on a vodka organism especially important - the lack of degrees is outside compensated by their presence inside. Of the main thing since the morning, having taken a sip of almost boiling berry juice, to reach a sauna.
the ice hotel was glorified for the whole world by legendary Gianni Versace, when shortly before death by means of cult photographer Herba Rittsa “ has frozen “ in ices Jukkasjarvi Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. For presentation of this photosession in nju - jorkskom Harlem to club Cotton Club even have attached branch of polar hotel.
the ice kingdom from two thousand tons of ice and five thousand tons of snow is short-lived. It lives till June while the sun will not transform a hotel roof in resheto. But in the autumn all population of Jukkasjarvi - 800 persons - again start to cut to pieces benzopilami river Torn ice to erect a new miracle.