Stoli® Vodka announced that it is bringing the bold taste of its Stoli® Premium Vodka to the gluten-free community with the release of Stoli® Gluten Free. The vodka brand is continuing its 80 years of pioneering heritage as the first global vodka brand to create a new vodka recipe and product made from naturally gluten-free ingredients.
Stoli Gluten Free is made from a unique, naturally gluten-free recipe of 88% corn and 12% buckwheat. In order to label and market distilled spirits as "gluten free," the U.S. TTB requires products to be made with naturally gluten-free ingredients. While the distillation process can remove the majority of gluten protein from spirits, there is currently no scientific testing to verify this claim.
The first-of-its-kind gluten-free vodka blend of corn and buckwheat results in an ideal taste with a smooth and clean finish that was given an 'exceptional' 92-point rating by the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI), the leading authority in independent spirits reviews.
"As more people are incorporating gluten-free options into their diets, we wanted to create a product that left no doubt to our consumers that the gluten-free label on the bottle meant the spirit inside was truly gluten free," said Patrick Piana, President and CEO, Stoli Group USA. "We wanted to address this demand and ensure that our gluten-free recipe was not only made with 100% naturally gluten- free ingredients, but maintained Stoli's signature bold character and smooth finish."
Stoli Gluten Free is made with naturally gluten-free corn and buckwheat harvested from the fertile fields in the Tambov region of Russia. The ingredients are distilled three times at Stoli's state of the art Talvis distillery, filtered four times through quartz, sand and birchwood charcoal, before being blended with pure, natural spring water from the Latvijas Balzams' artesian well in Riga, Latvia. With a hint of creamed corn and butterscotch, Stoli Gluten Free offers a crisp, clean finish with unsurpassed smoothness.