We started with the fundamentals, simple things we’d learned from our Siberian roots. We drew water from the Rhaetian Alps in Austria where slate and granite filter out the pretension. Discovered a blend of ancient rye in Lower Saxony that had been blowing in the wind for 5,000 years. And then partnered with a distiller who, for five generations, had been handcrafting rare, curated spirits and winning Distillery of the Year — a family with terroir running in their veins.
We used a gentle, slow distillation. Sipped the first batch. Tasted the softness, flavor and skill passed down over a century. It was smooth and rich, with a sweetness borne of ingredients, not sugar. Turns out, we weren’t alone in our reaction — NEFT went on to win consecutive Double Gold medals. And since we’d landed on a taste like no other, we preserved it in a shape like no other, the NEFT barrel — in honor of our grandfather, a Russian wildcatter who always knew how to tell a story.Buy in-storeBuy online
At NEFT we’re making for the edges of the map. In bringing to market the highest quality, small-batch vodka, we’re determined to create something unforgettable. But we can only do it by each of us creating a culture that truly cares for each other and pulls the same direction. It won’t be easy. But anything that’s worthwhile is worth fighting for. So, let’s get there together. Let’s make more than vodka — let’s write a tale worth telling. Because life is a story, so let’s make it a good one.