About this website

This website has been developed by The Centre for Business History for The Absolut Company (Pernod Ricard).

The content about L.O. Smith, one of Sweden’s greatest businessmen, is based on material from the historical archive at The Centre for Business History (Centrum för Näringslivshistoria). The archive includes several hundred meters of documents, hundreds of thousands of pictures, movies, audio files, printed material, marketing material, newspapers and other documents. Everything is collected, arranged and registered by archivists at The Center for Business History.

The website was launched in April 2017.

Do you want to learn more about L.O. Smith?

This book has been translated to English:
Pelle Berglund – The Vodka King

The following publications are available in Swedish:
Torgny Lindgren – Brännvinsfursten
LO Smith – Brännvinskung och socialreformator

Carlshamn Punsch, en krönika
Carlshamniana 1992 (by Föreningen Karlshamns Museum), pages 91-125
Carlshamniana 1994 (by Föreningen Karlshamans Museum), pages 95-147

The Centre for Business History and Pernod Ricard

Project team
The Centre for Business History
Anders Landén: editor and writer
Margarita Feldman: proofreading, image editing, project management, research, image and media import

Technical platform and design
Developed in WordPress by the web agency Triggerfish.

Images and films
Pernod Ricard and respective copyright holders
We have made an effort to find the right copyright holders for all used photographs and other media. If anyone, despite this, believes that his/her copyright has been violated, please contact The Centre for Business History.

Using material from this website

Staff at Pernod Ricard may use material from this website, with the exception of images and other materials that do not belong to The Centre for Business History. Please contact The Centre for Business History for more information.

People who do not work for Pernod Ricard and want to use any material on the website, for commercial and / or other public purposes, must first contact The Centre for Business History for permission.

The Centre for Business History
Grindstuvägen 48–50
167 33 Bromma
Tel vx: 08-634 99 00
E-post: info@naringslivshistoria.se eller