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.
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.
Stolichnaya® receives its iconic label following the state-run competition.
Stolichnaya® wins a gold medal at the Brussels World's Fair & International Exhibition.
Pepper and Honey & Herb are the first commercially produced flavored vodkas in the world.
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.
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.
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.
Stolichnaya® launches Limonnaya, the first lemon flavored vodka.
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.
Stolichnaya® launches Vanil™, Peachik™, Razberi™, Kafya™, Zinamon™ and Strasberi™ vodkas.
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.
Stoli® Vodka launches Stoli® Blueberi™ with a creamy mouth feel, a buttery grain character and notes of eucalyptus.
Because of the popularity of the Moscow Mule, Stoli® Vodka introduces Stoli® Ginger Beer, the perfect pairing with THE Vodka.
Stoli® Vodka introduces a new, more modern bottle design with features to improve pouring control and on-shelf visibility.
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.
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
Stoli® is where tradition meets the cutting edge—producing unbeatable consistency and quality in every bottle. We are one of the few who truly control the entire manufacturing process, from the farming of the wheat and rye, to distribution of the finished product.
And that’s how we live life on the top shelf.
What goes into Stoli®? One delicious May-December romance! That is, spring and winter wheat perfectly balanced and hand-selected to create our signature subtle flavor. Throw a little rye in on the action and you’ve created a vodka with character.
When we say Stoli® is in a class of its own—we mean it literally. We only select the purest alcohols, called the narrow cut, by discarding the harsher heads and the oily tails from the heart of the run. Our ultra-modern distillery allows only three distillations and four filtrations. That, results in a spirit so smooth, authorities created a class to honor it: The Alpha Spirit.
Stoli® can’t be contained unless you’re willing to do it in style.
Stoli® is produced in the historic Latvijas Balzams, a cathedral to vodka built by order of the Tsar in 1901. It’s then filtered through birch and quartz sand and finally blended with artesian well water to create the vodka people have loved and enjoyed for the last 80 years.