Distillery wants ‘Five Wives’ vodka on ID shelves
by Paul Foy, Associated Press
June 07, 2012 03:07 PM | 694 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Five Wives Vodka
This image provided by Ogden's Own distillery shows a bottle of Five Wives Vodka. The Idaho State Liquor Division says the vodka won't be stocked or special ordered at stores operated by the state of Idaho, claiming the brand is offensive to Mormons who make up over a quarter of the state's population. Five Wives Vodka has been approved for sale in Utah, a state dominated by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ A Utah distillery is happy Idaho will sell its cheeky Five Wives vodka.

Now, Ogden’s Own Distillery lawyer Jonathan Turley says the company wants Idaho regulators to stock Five Wives on shelves at state liquor stores - not just make it available through special warehouse orders.

Regulators say they are considering the request.

Idaho reversed course on Wednesday and said it would lift a ban on Five Wives vodka, with its not-so-subtle reference to polygamy, by agreeing to take special orders.

Idaho regulators previously branded the product offensive to Mormons who make up a quarter of Idaho’s population.

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