New vodkas from two 'club owners'
Add veteran pro golfer Fuzzy Zoeller to the ever-growing list of celebrities hawking a new brand of vodka.
And, don't forget Manhattan/Hamptons nightclub entrepreneur Charles Ferri who has introduced Star Vodka, named for one of his clubs, the Star Room.
Zoeller, who over his lengthy career has won the U.S. Open and the Masters, these days plays on the senior tour as well as taking time to promote his new Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka, being launched at various events this summer.
The vodka plays on Zoeller's links reputation, with the front label showing a golf course in full color. Inside is a grain-based vodka at the usual 80 proof -- and labeled "ultra premium," which really doesn't mean anything in particular these days except the price point, with a suggested retail price of $28 for the 750ml bottle.
Vodka isn't Zoeller's first foray into the world of ingestible goods. The Indiana resident also has a line of barbecue spices, rubs and steak and barbecue sauces. His Web site is called Fuzz.com.
Ferri's Star brand is a gluten-free vodka made for him in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. It is filtered through lava rock, made in very small batches.
Because of the limited production schedule, Star availability is limited two retail outlets and through the company's online purveyor.
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Posted by William M. Dowd at 10:44 AM