Having won several major awards in 2020, NEFT Vodka is continuing to expand its presence across the US in 2021.
Crafted in the Rhaetian Alps of Austria, known for its oxygen-rich spring water, NEFT combines four different types of non-GMO ancient rye grains, and uses a triple, copper-pot distillation process with carbon-layer filtering to produce a vodka with a refined flavor profile and a natural, slightly sweet finish.
Since debuting in the US, NEFT has received multiple accolades and awards including: a 98-point rating from The Tasting Panel magazine; winning Double Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, becoming one of only three vodkas to win that recognition consecutively over the past two years (2018, 2019); and significantly, in the same competition, won Best Vodka in 2018.
NEFT is a visually striking product, sold in a unique recyclable tin and aluminium barrel that is heat resistant (meaning the vodka stays cool for up to six hours), portable, and shatter proof. It is available in black and white designs, as well as a seasonal pride design.
Despite the difficulties of 2020, NEFT succeeded in increasing its distribution and entering six new states – including Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and South Carolina. These add to its existing presence in California, Texas, New York, New Jersey and Utah. In addition, NEFT is active in at least sixteen international markets including Germany, Austria, Russia, Italy, Australia, Spain, Ukraine, Iceland, Norway and the UK, among several others.
NEFT also significantly strengthened its senior management team through permanent hires and advisory partnerships.
“2020 was a spectacular year for NEFT, despite the obstacles created by the pandemic,” said Dan Kleeberg, President of NEFT Vodka. “Our team’s success in signing new distributors and entering new states, achieving exponential growth and attracting true industry talent to the organization during such a challenging period is reflective of the incredible strength of the NEFT brand. As we enter 2021, we believe we will see continued expansion and growth within the U.S and beyond, and will continue to grow our investment in sales, marketing and inventory to meet the escalating demand for what we believe is the best tasting vodka in the world.”
A recommended serve is the NEFT Watermelon Julep:
- 1.5 oz NEFT vodka
- 1 oz Fresh watermelon juice
- 0.5 oz Lemon juice
- 0.5 oz Mint simple syrup
- Splash of soda water
Shake all ingredients in a mixing tin with ice. Pour into a Collins glass. Top with soda. Garnish with watermelon and fresh mint.