Stolichnaya " Stoli " Vodka
Stoli® Group Denounces Russian Aggression and Shares History of Opposition
Produced and bottled in Latvia at the Latvijas Balzams plant for Stoli Group.
Stoli® Group has a long history of fighting the Russian regime. We unequivocally condemn the military action in Ukraine and stand in support of the Ukrainian people.
“The safety and security of our Ukrainian team is our top priority. We are monitoring the situation closely and are already moving swiftly and decisively to provide support where needed, both to our people on the ground as well as partners,” noted Damian McKinney, Global CEO, Stoli® Group. “While we do not have any operations in Russia, we do in Ukraine and across many of the bordering countries.”
“I have personally experienced persecution by Putin’s regime and I share the pain of Ukraine and its people,” said Mr Shefler, Founder, Stoli® Group.
After purchasing the struggling business in 1997, Shefler transformed Stoli® vodka into a global vertically integrated company. In 2000, in one the first examples of the regime identifying a valuable asset and attempting to wrest control of it, Putin waged a battle for Stoli ® vodka trademarks across the world. This is still ongoing in some countries. Yuri Shefler left Russia in 2002 and has not returned since.
The water used in Stolichnaya Vodka comes from artesian wells in Kaliningrad. It is then filtered six times and softened through mechanical filters. Filtered four times: through quartz, birch charcoal, quartz again and finally white linen filters. Real Russian quality!