Stolichnaya Vodka is a brand that is known all around the world. While it is more commonly known as Stoli, this brand is in control of the entire process: farming, production, and distribution. This is how they have been able to remain so consistent and so popular for so long.
The original recipe for Stoli was developed in 1938. Since 1948, Stoli has been bottled in the historic facility in Riga, Latvia. The label was designed in 1953 as part of a state-run competition. In 1972, Stoli became the first premium vodka to be allowed to be imported into the USA. This historic vodka brand keeps changing and updating itself with time.
The backbone of the Stoli line is their original vodka. This grain-distilled premium vodka still uses the original recipe developed in 1938. This original vodka is also offered in a 100-proof edition, for those who love the taste of Stoli vodka but want the additional kick of its higher alcohol content. For those who are looking for a gluten-free vodka, Stoli has offered their corn and buckwheat-based version since 2016. The platinum-rated Stoli Elit is an ultra-luxury version of the classic Stoli.
A large range of flavoured Stoli vodkas is also available. Among the flavours offered are lime, cucumber, blueberry, orange, raspberry, vanilla, strawberry, citrus, peach, jalapeño, and salted caramel. All of these use the original Stoli vodka as the base on which to build their special flavours. With so many flavours to choose from, Stoli is sure to have the perfect match for the cocktail of your dreams!
The Stoli Crushed line offers Stoli’s gluten-free vodka mixed with real fruit juice. This is currently offered in strawberry, ruby red grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. These are perfect to enjoy on the rocks or with a splash of tonic.
To help make the ever-popular Moscow Mule, Stoli offers its own ginger beer, which is gluten-free and comes in original and diet.
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Stoli vodka is triple-distilled to create a smooth spirit with character. The classic Stoli recipe calls for artesian well water and a hand-selected mix of spring and winter wheat with just a touch of rye added for that extra hint personality. The vodka is filtered four times using Russian birch charcoal and quartz sand. Of course, the Stoli Elit line follows its own rules, the above is only true for the original and flavoured vodkas.