SOURCE: Total Wine & More
TUKWILA, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) - Some may know him as a talented actor and Saturday Night Live comedian, others as a world-famous musician, however Dan Aykroyd has also proved his chops as a winemaker and distiller. Now, Seattleites will have the chance to meet Aykroyd during a special in-store appearance and bottle signing of his own Crystal Head Vodka on Friday, October 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Total Wine & More in Tukwila, Wash. located in Southcenter at 300 Andover Park West.
Dan Aykroyd and his good friend artist John Alexander were inspired by the legend of the 13 crystal heads found throughout the world to create their own distilled spirit named Crystal Head Vodka. Bottled in a custom-made clear glass skull, the super-premium vodka is made with water from a deep aquifer in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, blended with select grains for a creamy and slightly sweet finish. Crystal Head Vodka contains no additives, is quadruple distilled, and filtered through Herkimer diamonds. The final product is pure with a natural and standout flavor.
"Our friend, Dan Aykroyd, has appeared at other locations of Total Wine & More throughout the years, and we are always delighted to see fans dressed as Ghostbusters or Blues Brothers; it really illustrates their excitement and love for such a talented person," said David Trone, who co-owns Total Wine & More with his brother Robert. "Given the close proximity to Halloween, we expect to see plenty of costumes in support of Dan and his Crystal Head Vodka."
Event attendees purchase a bottle of Crystal Head Vodka at the Southcenter location in order to meet Aykroyd and have the bottle signed. Fans are encouraged to dress up** as their favorite Aykroyd character. To learn more about the in-store bottle signing visit the Total Wine & More website at www.totalwine.com.
**Total Wine is very pleased to host Dan Aykroyd and have his fans dress in costumes, however due to the safety and well-being of all Total Wine employees, customers and those waiting to meet Aykroyd, no fake weapons or masks will be allowed at the event. Please plan accordingly.**
About Total Wine & More
Total Wine & More operates 85 superstores in 13 states with expansion reaching 14 states by year's end. The company's vast selection of products, combined with low everyday prices and expertly trained wine associates, brings a unique shopping experience to the consumer. Total Wine & More has the distinction of being a three-time Retailer of the Year. Since opening its first store in 1991, Total Wine & More has been committed to being the premier wine retailer in every community that it serves. For more information and store locations, please visit www.totalwine.com.
About Crystal Head Vodka
As legend has it, 13 crystal skulls have been found around the world dating between 5,000 and 35,000 years old. They are thought to offer spiritual power and enlightenment to those who possess them and thus represent a symbol of life, not death. The enigma and mystery surrounding the crystal skulls became the inspiration for Crystal Head Vodka.
Crystal Head only uses the highest quality Canadian grains and the pristine glacial aquifer water of Newfoundland, Canada. The vodka is quadruple distilled and then filtered seven times. Three of the filtrations involve the vodka passing through semi-precious Herkimer Diamonds. Winning a Double Gold medal at last year's San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Crystal Head Vodka delivers smoothness without any masking additives.
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