HOMESTEAD, Pa., Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will host award-winning actor/writer/blues musician Dan Aykroyd on Friday, Sept. 28, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection, 330 E. Waterfront Dr., Homestead, Allegheny County. Aykroyd will meet with fans and sign bottles of his Crystal Head Vodka.
In addition, a very limited number of Crystal Head John Alexander Artist Series bottles will be available to purchase at this in-store event. Alexander is the creator of the signature Crystal Head bottle, an exact rendering of a human skull. He is a renowned American artist whose work can be found in museums across the U.S., including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and private collections worldwide. Alexander is a painter of environmentally conscious landscapes and satirical figurative work. The evocative bottle finish on the Crystal Head John Alexander Artist Series bottles is derived from Alexander's expressive 1988 oil painting "Dancing on the Water Lilies of Life," currently in the Dallas Museum of Art.
Since he joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 1975, Aykroyd has written or starred in more than 100 television shows and films, including the original "Ghostbusters," "Coneheads," "Trading Places," and "Spies Like Us." He earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for "Driving Miss Daisy," and was nominated for a Grammy Award for his triple-platinum album "Briefcase Full of Blues." Aykroyd's love of blues is well-known; he is one of the original "Blues Brothers" and co-founded the House of Blues, a chain of live music concert venue/restaurants across the country. As "Elwood Blues," Aykroyd hosts the long-running "House of Blues Radio Hour," which is syndicated on 180 radio stations through the United Stations Radio Networks.
In 2005, Aykroyd both was granted the rights to distribute Patrón Spirits throughout Canada and entered the wine business in Canada. The success of Patrón in Canada prompted him to enter the U.S. marketplace in December 2008 with his distinctive Crystal Head Vodka.
Crystal Head Vodka is produced in Newfoundland, Canada, and sold worldwide. The highest quality peaches-and-cream corn is distilled four times into a neutral grain spirit and blended with Newfoundland's pristine water. The ultra-premium vodka is filtered through Herkimer diamonds and contains no additives. The glass bottle is crafted by leading glass manufacturers in Europe. Crystal Head won the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Gold Medal for Excellent Taste at PRODEXPO in Moscow, Russia.
Complimentary in-store tastings of select Crystal Head Vodka products will be available in conjunction with the bottle signing for customers 21 years of age and older. Products available for purchase and autograph include the following:
- Crystal Head Vodka (750mL) – $49.99
- Crystal Head Vodka Aurora (750mL) – $59.99
- Crystal Head Vodka (1.75L) – $79.99
- Crystal Head John Alexander Artist Series Vodka 80 Proof (750mL) - $149.99
Please note that Aykroyd will sign only one additional item per person, other than purchased bottles of Crystal Head Vodka.
The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $16.5 billion since the agency's inception – are returned to Pennsylvania's General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania's schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.pa.gov.
WHAT: Dan Aykroyd to sign bottles of Crystal Head Vodka
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
WHERE: Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection, 330 E. Waterfront Dr., Homestead, PA 15120
MEDIA CONTACT: Shawn M. Kelly, 717.783.8864
EDITOR'S NOTE: In-store media access will be limited to pre-authorized credentialed media and professional photographers. Media interested in covering this event must contact Shawn Kelly by noon Thursday, Sept. 27.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board