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Our Heritage

Roust

Founded in 1992 by pioneering Russian businessman Roustam Tariko, Roust Inc. quickly became a leading distributor of premium spirits brands.

"A leading distributor of premium spirits brands"
Russian Standard Vodka

Roust then set out to fulfill its founding mission by creating brands that reflect a new standard of quality and innovation. In 1998, Russian Standard Vodka was launched as Russia’s first premium vodka, quickly becoming the number one premium vodka in Russia.

"Brands that reflect a new standard of quality and innovation"
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Today, Russian Standard Vodka’s brands – Original, Platinum, Gold and IMPERIA – dominate the premium vodka segment in Russia and are exported to more than 80 markets around the world. Russian Standard Vodka is Russia’s only truly global consumer brand.

"Russia’s only truly global consumer brand"
Gancia

In 2011, Roust acquired Gancia, the legendary Italian producer of sparkling wines and vermouths founded in 1850.

"Italy’s original sparkling wine and vermouth"
Roust

Through the acquisition of Central European Distribution Corporation, Roust became the largest integrated spirits beverage producer and distributor in Central and Eastern Europe, and one of the largest vodka producers in the world.

"One of the largest vodka producers in the world"