Stoli Group has announced that platinum winning, ultra-premium vodka elit, was named Best Vodka of the Year in 2022 by Beverage Testing Institute (BTI). This is an eleventh time platinum win for elit, a score unbeaten by any other vodka.
Damian McKinney, Global CEO, Stoli Group, said: “It is an honour to be recognised for our outstanding vodka portfolio. It is a reflection on the quality of our product, our partners around the globe that help us deliver on our commitment to excellence and our people that continue to go above and beyond.”
“Despite the chaos that 2022 brought in terms of war, supply disruption, recovery from COVID and demand for rapid innovation to combat the climate crisis, the Stoli family stood up for the values for which we are known, trust and commitment to integrity.”
elit was rated 'Superlative 97/100' for the eleventh time by BTI, a record score unmet by any other vodka. This year’s recognition as Best Vodka of the Year, along with platinum wins in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, places elit in a category of its own, as one of the highest-rated vodkas in the world.
Stoli Gold (96) also took home a platinum award. In the high performing gold category Stoli secured wins for Stoli Vodka (92), Stoli Cucumber (95), Stoli Blueberry (92), and Stoli Orange (90). Stoli Raspberry (89) was awarded a silver.
BTI's testing process is highly competitive and rigorous. Their revered panel of industry experts use their extensive professional experience, expertise, and palates to test the aroma, flavour, and structure of the vodka. Their evaluation is compliant with BTI's proprietary blind tasting methodology co-developed with Cornell University, New York and custom-built software.
“This is an esteemed win for Stoli Group, setting a new benchmark for ultra-premium spirits globally,” said McKinney. “With hand-made precision, and cutting-edge technology, we are evolving the vodka category.”