Stoli Group, the leading global ultra-luxury spirits and wines company, announced a rebrand of their partnership with the Formula E Team Maserati MSG Racing, switching the focus from elit™ Vodka to Stoli Vodka.
Looking to the future, Stoli Vodka, together with Maserati MSG Racing, will celebrate their shared values in the pursuit of progress and positive change with a focus on sustainability and authentic LGBTQ+ community engagement. With their campaign: Liberate Your Spirit, Stoli Vodka are excited by what the future holds.
Stoli has a long-standing history supporting the LGBTQ+ community including a collaborative initiative with the Harvey Milk Foundation and the subsequent creation of a Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle. Since inception, the sales of this bottle have raised upwards of USD $400,000 which has been donated to support the Harvey Milk Foundation’s LGBTQ+ programming and belief in inspiring individuals, communities, and organizations to carry on both Stoli and Harvey’s values in a timeless vision for a better, more inclusive world.
Carolina van de Horst, MD of Firebrand Africa said, “As the proud South African distributor it’s amazing to be able work with a brand that has focus and dedication for the LGBTQ+ community. It’s an honour to have the Stoli Vodka Harvey Milk Limited Edition available in South Africa to pay tribute to the LGBTQ+ community during Cape Town Pride celebrations”.
Henry Emuye, Stoli Commercial Director Sub-Saharan Africa commented, “We are extremely excited to experience the inaugural 2023 Cape Town E-prix in the Mother City. The backdrop of Table Mountain and Oceans remind us how important sustainability is so that we and future generations can create a healthy balance between nature and humankind”.
Maserati MSG Racing is one of only a handful of teams who race in Formula E and hold a Three-Star FIA Environmental Accreditation. Founded upon pioneering spirit the team is committed to driving environmental and social change through innovation. Alongside encouraging the switch to clean mobility, the team champions under-represented groups in pursuit of a sustainable and inclusive future.
James Rossiter, Team Principal, Maserati MSG Racing added, “We continue to be immensely proud of our partnership with the Stoli Group. It’s no secret that our partners are an essential component of our team – simply put, we couldn’t race without you. What sets us apart though, and makes our team and our collaborations so special, is that we focus on partnerships with purpose. Together in Season 8, we made a tangible impact by standing united. We showed what was possible when you utilise your platform for good and people notice. Working with such committed and passionate partners is a privilege and a joy for us and we look forward to many more successful seasons together.”
Welcoming Maserati in their role as the team’s new powertrain supplier and title partner heralds an exciting new era for Formula E and the series’ Gen3 ruleset. Every aspect of Gen3 production has been rethought, redesigned, and rebuilt to ensure the car sets the benchmark for high-performance, sustainable racing without compromise. For example, natural materials have been introduced to tyres, batteries and bodywork construction with life cycle thinking at the core. Ahead of testing in Valencia, the team revealed a new driver and key personnel line-up for Season 9 of the FIA ABB Formula E World Championship, with Maximilian Günther joining Edoardo Mortara and James Rossiter named as Team Principal.
From Season 9, Stoli® Vodka adopts a central position in Maserati MSG Racing’s new visual identity, with branding appearing on the front of the airduct, chassis, mirrors, rear wing, and nose of the team’s new livery.
About Stoli Group:
Stoli Group was established in 2013 and is responsible for the production, management, and distribution of a global spirits and wines portfolio. Mainly known for the Stoli® Vodka brand, Stoli Group has expanded to appeal to luxury on-premise and more sophisticated global consumers. Signature brands are: Stoli® Vodka, elit™Vodka, Bayou® Rum, Kentucky Owl™, Villa One™, Gator Bite™ Rum Liqueurs, Cenote™ Tequila, Tulchan Gin™, Se Busca™ Mezcal and Stoli Group’s wine division, Tenute del Mondo®. With a presence across a network of more than 176 markets, Stoli Group works with a passionate team of 200 distributors around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Stoli has production facilities in Spain, Argentina, and the United States, some of which are steeped in history dating back to the early part of the last century. For more information, visit stoli-group.com.