1938

BEGINNING

Many consider this to be the birth year of the iconic Stolichnaya® brand. It’s also the year the original recipe for the vodka was developed.

1948

OUR CATHEDRAL

Latvijas Balzams becomes part of the award-winning Stolichnaya® vodka production process. The historic Riga, Latvia facility still bottles our award-winning Stoli® lineup to this day.

1953

OUR LABEL

Stolichnaya® receives its iconic label following the state-run competition.

1958

MEDALS

Stolichnaya® wins a gold medal at the Brussels World’s Fair & International Exhibition.

1962

FLAVOR PIONEERS

Pepper and Honey & Herb are the first commercially produced flavored vodkas in the world.

1963

AWARDS CONTINUE

Stolichnaya® wins another gold at the Leipziger Messe World’s Fair. Together with the medal from 1958, these awards are now iconic symbols featured on the label.

1972

INVASION

Stolichnaya® is the first premium vodka ever to be imported to the US Market and PepsiCo gets exclusive rights. Americans can finally quench their thirst for this exquisite spirit.

1975

SPACE EXPLORER

Alexei Leonov offers a tube of Stolichnaya® Vodka to the Americans on the Apollo mission when they dock with Soyuz 19. In reality, the containers have borscht (a type of beet soup) in them over which vodka labels are placed.

1986

LEMON TAKEOVER

Stolichnaya® launches Limonnaya, the first lemon flavored vodka.

1991

EMBRACING LOVE

By the early 1990s, Stoli® becomes one of the first brands to actively champion LGBTQ issues—pushing for global equality, visibility and acceptance for all.

1996

FLAVOR REVOLUTION

Stolichnaya® launches Vanil, Peachik, Razberi, Kafya, Zinamon and Strasberi vodkas.

2003

ULTRA-LUXURY VODKA

Stolichnaya® invented the category of ultra-premium vodka in 1989 but elit® Vodka from the house of Stoli® redefines the upper echelon of ultra luxury vodka even further and sets a new benchmark for excellence.

2006

BLUEBERI™

Stoli® Vodka launches Stoli® Blueberi with a creamy mouth feel, a buttery grain character and notes of eucalyptus.

2014

GINGER

Because of the popularity of the Moscow Mule, Stoli® Vodka introduces Stoli® Ginger Beer, the perfect pairing with THE Vodka.

2015

NEW LOOK

Stoli® Vodka introduces a new, more modern bottle design with features to improve pouring control and on-shelf visibility.

2016

GLUTEN-FREE

Stoli® Vodka launches gluten-free vodka that’s harvested from our fertile corn and buckwheat fields; the result is a vodka made of 88% corn and 12% buckwheat.

2018

HOPE WILL NEVER BE SILENT

Released on Harvey Milk Day, Stoli®’s Limited Edition bottle, was designed to celebrate the life and legacy of Harvey Milk—commemorating the 40th anniversary of Milk taking office in 1978 as the first openly gay elected official in California. The bottle’s label was inspired by Paraguayan artist Oz Montania’s mural featuring the famed Milk quote, “Hope will never be silent.” The bottle was part of the brand’s Raising the Bar program, which supports LGBTQ partner organizations, including the Harvey Milk Foundation.