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Taste for the Finest

With all the success and money rolling in, the oil pioneers then had the means to distill their own high-grade vodka – exactly how they imagined it. Vodka as it was meant to be. Vodka from oilmen for oilmen. 

They called it NEFT, oil in Russian, to honour the natural resource that brought them prosperity.

Beating the Extremes

Drilling wells and developing oilfields was no cake walk – these guys pushed the limits every day. Extreme living conditions, unforgiving Siberian cold, and brutal hard work took a toll on the mind and body. How did they cope? Vodka- probably the key to survivng the Siberian oil rush. The vodka served with their meager food rations was good enough to warm the spirits – but the men knew it could be better.

They dreamt of how it could be much better.

NEFT fine Russian Vodka

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Some thoughts and motives of the founders of NEFT in a few words:

"First of all, we are not saints. We drank vodka in our younger years – in fact, we have a reputable heritage for knowing good vodka, how it should taste, and how it should affect the mind. There is really no big secret to making vodka. We don’t claim any marketing gimmicks or „traditional recipes“ as other vodka producers do. We know good vodka is the right mixture of good spirit and good water. Great vodka does not need additives or flavours- there is no requirement to make it fancier. We do not use these tricks because when we developed NEFT for ourselves, our intention was to keep it simple and „friendly“ to the human body. That was our main challenge – to find the best spirit and water in the world and produce the vodka that causes the least harm to the body as possible. Our secondary challenge was to design the simplest, minimal packaging with maximum efficiency."

NEFT– Russian for oil, is a super-premium vodka packaged in its unique oil barrel, produced with the cleanest ingredients. Pure alpine spring water and the best grains are the basic ingredients for a wonderful natural taste. Multiple distillations as well as special filtration technology produce NEFT vodka and guarantee drinking at the highest level.

NEFT is unique
NEFT is recyclable
NEFT has no glass packaging
NEFT can’t break nor shatter
NEFT cools down faster
NEFT has weight advantage
NEFT causes less transportation costs
NEFT has entertainment value

Welcome to Siberia

While hippies and disco ruled pop culture in the mid-1970‘s, there was an emergence of something else in Russia. Enormous oilfields were discovered in Siberia with the promise of land and prosperity.

Three young Russian engineers adventured to the remotest areas of Siberia and the hunt for black gold was on!

Made in Austria

They took their formula to Austria, where their Russian vodka expertise can unite with the best Austrian grain and fresh local spring water. They wanted to produce the best vodka as they see it. Today, NEFT is produced according to their engineering vision, technological knowledge and experience. Always distilled and filtered at the right level. 

Packaged the most efficiently and environmentally sound, NEFT- simply the most unadulterated vodka in the world.


- Color: Vodka NEFT White & Black Barrel have a semitransparent color

- Smell: Aromas of grain, notes of spring water

- Taste: pure flavor with fresh notes. NEFT White & Black Vodka is made from traditional Austrian and Russian form high quality ingredients. These ingredients include pure spring water and grain, which makes this vodka one superclass.

NEFT, which in Russian means oil comes in a miniature barrel of oil.

ABV: 40% 


In comparison to numerous other Vodka productions NEFT vodka exclusively uses special ryes for the production; Rapidly, Amato, Pollino and Askari. The processing of pure rye, the multiple distillations as well as filtration through special activated carbon-layer filters and the use of the freshest high spring water from secure sources guarantee a unique flavour. This procedure gives an especially high quality and produces a vodka that all vodka drinkers will enjoy. NEFT Vodka does not use any additives like sugar or honey nor any natural or artificial flavouring. A slightly sweetish effect is attributed to the base of the pure rye distillate as well as the unusual cleanness of the alcohol. NEFT Vodka is produced exclusively in small batches and compared to conventional vodka, a significant difference in the distillate. A vodka in a class by itself.