Skip to comments.Five Wives Vodka deemed offensive to Mormons
Posted on 05/30/2012 3:03:29 AM PDT by markomalley
It is made by Ogden's Own Distillery in Utah, where the Mormon church is based. Its label carries the name and an image of five women, an apparent reference to polygamy, a practice abandoned by the church more than a century ago.
Idaho State Liquor Division administrator Jeff Anderson said the brand is offensive to Mormons who make up over a quarter of Idaho's population.
Regulators in Idaho notified Elite Spirits Distributor that the brand's concept is "offensive to a prominent segment of our population and will not be carried," according to a letter sent on Thursday.
"The bottom line is, we represent everybody," Anderson added Tuesday. "It's masterful marketing on their part. But it doesn't play here."
Anderson said state stores already make hundreds of vodka brands available for sale and don't have room for another brand priced at around $20 (£13) a bottle.
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thought you’d get a kick out of this.
Anderson said Idaho doesn't decide what beer brands can be sold in grocery and convenience stores.Gee, I bet this statist Anderson is really upset about that. I bet he thinks it's a shame that Idaho doesn't get decide on what brands of everything get sold everywhere in Idaho.
I mean really, what's the point of government control of people's decisions if you can't control every decision they make?
So let all the drinking Mormons boycott it.
Don’t anyone tell these folks about Polygamy Porter which has been available in Utah for several years. Features two rather Rubenesque women on the front along with the motto. Polygamy Porter, one one just isn’t enough.
Once i had a facebook
Made it run,
Made it race against time.
Once i had a facebook,
Now it’s done...
Brother can ya spare a dime.
Or maybe a spare wife or two?
Just a matter of time before the Muslims join the chorus!
I get no kick from champagne,
Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all,
But darlings, what can I do?
I get a kick out of you. (All five).
Yeah, what do Mormons care about this as they (supposedly) don’t drink alcohol. It’s a private business, anyway. It can call its product whatever it wants. The free market will determine its success or failure.
But I guess we need to call the wambulance stat for someone’s hurt feewings.
But I pity a guy with five wives. He needs a lot of vodka.
The label depicts five wives drawing up their skirts, all at the same time.
That’d be fun for a while, anyway.....
Trust in this: Five Mormon wives are not going to fulfill any fantasies you may harbor. It’d be like having four spare tires in your vehicle.
true dat... for a while. Until one, two, or three of them decide to murder your sorry butt for ignoring them.
Hey, I was on a radio talk show on WNYC with Cleavon Little when I was in high school, several years before that movie. Long story.
If there ever was a good reason to drink, five wives would be a good one.
What if they called it “Four Wives Vodka”, depicting four Muslimahs in burkas showing T&A (toes & ankles)?
The distillery would need a death threats hotline.
So let all the drinking muzzies boycott it. This really pulls my give a crap chain.