Stolichnaya Receives Top Honors at Spirits Competitions

(New York, NY – November 2009) Stolichnaya Vodka was recently honored with eight awards at the Beverage Testing Institute’s International Review of Spirits competition (BTI), the largest and most prestigious annual spirits competition in the United States. elit by Stolichnaya was also recognized for premium excellence during the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, France where The Spirits Business magazine presented the brand with three top awards. 
These awards, which honored a variety of the Stolichnaya marques for their superior quality, further establish the brand as one of the most innovative players and pioneering spirits in the vodka industry. For the Platinum Medal selection, the score of 97 awarded to elit by Stolichnaya was the highest rating given to any brand in that category.
“We are very pleased to see the Stolichnaya portfolio continue to take top honors at spirits competitions such as the Beverage Testing Institute’s International Review of Spirits and the Spirits Business Magazine Awards,” said Andrey Skurikhin, Partner at SPI Group, Stolichnaya Brand Owner, “The results of both competitions are a true testament to the quality of Stolichnaya vodka.”
Stolichnaya is distributed and marketed in the United States by the award-winning William Grant & Sons.
2009 BTI International Review of Spirits Results - Stolichnaya
Platinum Medal
-          (97) elit by Stolichnaya
Gold Medal
-          (91) Stolichnaya Vodka
-          (92) Stolichnaya Blueberi Vodka
-          (91) Stolichnaya Vanil Vodka
-          (92) Stolichnaya Gala Applik Vodka
-          (94) Stolichnaya Gold Vodka
Silver Medal
-          (89) Stolichnaya Ohranj Vodka
-          (87) Stolichnaya Razberi Vodka
BTI Rating System
-          96 to 100 (Superlative)
-          90 to 95 (Exceptional)
-          85 to 89 (Highly Recommended)
-          80 to 84 (Recommended)
Tax Free World Association--The Spirits Business Magazine Awards
-          elit by Stolichnaya: Vodka Maters: Design and Packaging category
-          elit by Stolichnaya: Vodka Masters: Super Premium category
-          elit by Stolichnaya: Travel Retail Masters: Vodka