Cracking the case of Crystal Head

Aykroyd at a vodka promotion.
In an amazing coincidence of timing which I, for one, refuse to look at in a suspect light as perhaps, mind you just perhaps, a publicity gimmick, actor/booze seller Dan Aykroyd has reported the theft of 21,000 bottles of his Crystal Head Vodka from his California warehouse.

Meanwhile, in what I am absolutely convinced beyond any shadow of suspicion is an unrelated development, Aykroyd and colleagues are pushing the DVD release of his "Yogi Bear" animated film.

In a statement, Aykroyd says, "My partners and I are sorry to lose this much vodka to theft and do not condone criminal activity in any fashion, but we are happy that some consumers will be afforded the opportunity of tasting it at significantly lower than retail price."

The heist is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Unconfirmed reports say at least one theory involves an ursine character with a record of theft of edibles and drinkables, usually contained in a pic-a-nic basket.

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