Absolut Karnival was launched in the Americas in February

Absolut Karnival was launched in the Americas in February

Pernod Ricard has launched its limited-edition Absolut Karnival vodka into European Travel Retail.

Karnival, which is already available in selected markets in the Americas, went on sale in seven European airports yesterday (1 April), Pernod said. A marketing campaign will support the launch, starting in Stockholm Arlanda, Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt and Cologne airports as well as in the Nordic Scandlines border store. 

Activations will also run next month in London Gatwick South and London Heathrow’s Terminal 3.

Jenny Shipton, Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe's marketing director, said: “Absolut limited editions have been a huge success within the Travel Retail channel.”

Pernod describes Karnival as “a tropical flavour perfect for creating refreshing drinks at festivals and celebrations”.