Post by Steam McQueen on Oct 23, 2011 13:36:43 GMT -5
Well how about that, the ban on Crystal Head Vodka has finally been lifted in Ontario .
Aykroyd believes the public were instrumental in getting the ban lifted through an online campaign. “The consumer really pulled it through for us,” he told Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail.
But the actor also played a part in the decision: “I wrote a letter to the LCBO saying, ‘Look, I love the LCBO. We do business with wine and Patrón, and when you take the vodka, it’s going to be great for us all’.”
As part of the agreement, Aykroyd was asked to redesign the packaging. “We made an adjustment to the box so the skull wouldn’t be so overt and in your face,” he admitted.
Trying to decide if I wanna pony up for the larger, human-head sized bottle tomorrow! Not that I need that much vodka, being a beer and whiskey guy, but would be a damned cool bottle to add to the collection.
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) had a very bizarre take on the bottle ...
“The image of the human skull is the thing that’s really problematic for us,” said LCBO spokesman Chris Layton. “That’s an image that’s commonly associated with death. It’s especially problematic at a time when there are concerns around binge drinking by younger adults, which in some cases unfortunately has resulted in alcohol poisoning.”
So the LCBO thought process was that teenagers would binge drink the vodka because the bottle is cool ... lol. Bunch of weirdo's.
At least the ban is now over (2 and a half years later) and for sure, Mr. Mer, I'll watch for upcoming Ontario signings.
Trying to decide if I wanna pony up for the larger, human-head sized bottle tomorrow!
How much is the big bottle, Bis? I noticed a place online, Shoppers Vineyard, he's selling the 1.75 litre bottle for $79.99, without the prestige of Dan's signature of course but I'm curious about the prices. His story at Shoppers Vineyard is that he wound up with too many of the big ones and they just aren't selling so he's clearing them out.
Pretty cool, just select your city and it tells you how many bottles each store has. The two closest LCBO's to me have 26 and 41 bottles respectively. I'm still gonna wait a bit to see if Dan is gonna come to town, I've heard it's a nice vodka but I'm really more interested in the signed skull ... then drink the vodka.
Here's a funny little blurb from the New York Post, Feb. 3rd ...
We’d heard last week that “SNL” alum Dan Aykroyd took his partying seriously at an eighth anniversary of Florida lounge Pangea, buying shots and dancing. But it seems our spy spotted a look-alike. A rep said that while Aykroyd was “delighted” to have been given “powers of bilocation,” the “real D.A. was in Newport Beach . . . celebrating the 2 millionth bottle of Crystal Head Vodka and planning an upcoming European launch.” We’ll look for reports of Aykroyd partying overseas.
Post by Steam McQueen on Feb 15, 2012 16:16:23 GMT -5
Do we have any members in Switzerland? -
Dan Aykroyd will be at the Widder Bar in Zurich to greet fans and sign bottles of Crystal Head Vodka. Thursday February 16 From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Zurich, Switzerland Rennweg 7 CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Post by legendaryacura8 on Feb 18, 2012 18:30:32 GMT -5
Wow, after looking through this post I feel really lucky! I went to one of my local liquor stores and picked up one of the gift packs (with the 750mL bottle and 2 shot glasses) for 40 dollars! Can't believe I found something good about Ridgecrest! Haha...