Pernod Ricard's Oak by Absolut

Category - Spirits, vodka, 40% abv

Available - From now

Markets - US, initially in San Diego, Minneapolis, Denver

Price - 37.5cl, 75cl, one-litre, price TBC

Distribution - Pernod Ricard USA and Southern Wine & Spirits

Inspired by bartenders who were ageing their own cocktails, Oak by Absolut is Absolut vodka rested in oak to produce a "smooth and subtlety smoky flavour, with notes of vanilla and caramel".

In 2013, the company launched Absolut Amber in Travel Retail and it is unclear if both products will remain on the market or if Oak by Absolut will take over from Amber.