Five Wives Vodka Banned
The state of Idaho has prohibited the distribution of Five Wives Vodka for legislators find it offensive – especially to the Mormon population.
The drink comes in clear bottle with a cream label that features five women dressed conservatively that many see as a reference to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ past acceptance of polygamy.
Idaho State Liquor Division administrator Jeff Anderson revealed to AP that the controversial middle-shelf vodka is insulting a portion of the population.
The makers of Five Wives Vodka, Ogden’s Own Distillery in Utah find the ban baseless and is fighting back by releasing a statement that read:
‘The average person can look at our bottle and they don’t find it offensive. It’s certainly not obscene, which is what it would require for it to be banned.’
The company which sells the beverage in Oregon is using the free publicity to their benefit.
They are currently selling ‘Free the Five Wives’ T-shirts in hopes of overturning the ban and better promote their brand.
Many citizens who have seen bottle stated that the bottle is not an issue and added a Mormon would never go to a liquor store to buy such a product.