The Pernod Ricard team were in London today (February 18) to flesh on the bones for their half year interim results which were announced last week.
The brand claims it sold more vodka than ever before, having produced 11m 9-litre cases during the period at its distillery in Ĺhus, in southern Sweden.
Philippe Guettat, chairman and CEO of The Absolut Company said: “Thanks to Pernod Ricard's strong distribution the brand has been able to rebound quickly as the economy has improved in emerging markets, and is now back at pre-recession growth.
In the US, the destination for 40% of all Absolut Vodka, volume growth was at 2%, while in the rest of the world the increase was 9%.
According to Absolut, it previously suffered in the US due to the recession and a "decline in consumer perception of the brand".
Guettat said: "The reignited growth in the US is due to Absolut Vodka regaining its strength as a brand and being true to its creative origins in its communication.
“In addition, we have managed to grow sales through a series of efforts, such as an improved route-to-market, pricing adjustments across states, a strong focus on innovation and a renewed focus on New York as key city, which was the birthplace of Absolut in the 1980s.”