Thursday, May 31, 2012

Banned Vodka

Yesterday NPR told me about a vodka banned in Idaho.
Banned because may represent polygamy.
Banned in Idaho, distilled and sold in Utah... oh people!

Why Idaho banned the vodka:
"Products that we feel are marketed toward children, or are in poor taste with respect to out citizens will not be authorized for distribution," Idaho State Liquor Division Deputy Director Howard Wasserstein wrote in a letter to the Ogden distillery.

What Five Wives Feels
As for how people or state officials interpret the name and label, [Steve Conlin, Director of Marketing] said the company realizes that "people bring their own baggage to the label. We've never shied away from that." But polygamy wasn't the driving force behind the name or label, he said: "We were just searching for something to call our vodka ... with a nod to the historical West."

( From NPR )
( Five Wives Vodka )

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