Absolut Kurant is made exclusively from natural ingredients and unlike most other flavored vodkas, it doesn't contain any added sugar. It's smooth and mellow, with a fruity blackcurrant character and a hint of tartness.
The story behind the name Absolut Kurant is blackcurrant, a typical Swedish berry from which the flavor is taken. When launched in 1992 it was a tribute to the Swedish origin of Absolut Vodka. Originally it was even supposed to be called Absolut Vinbar since the Swedish word for blackcurrant is vinbar. Only thing was that the English pronunciation would have been "wine bar."