Actor, screenwriter, musician and now distiller Dan Aykroyd, whose credits include Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters and Driving Miss Daisy, will sign purchased bottles of his Crystal Head Vodka at the PA Wine & Spirits store at 1218 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10.
“We’re excited to bring Dan Aykroyd to Pennsylvania for our customers, many of whom are also his fans,” said Patrick J. “P.J.” Stapleton III, chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. “Millions have been entertained by Dan’s acting, writing and humor through the years — who could forget his role in the classic Philadelphia movie Trading Places? — and I know our customers will enjoy meeting him and picking up autographed bottles of Crystal Head.”
Aykroyd, an Academy Award nominee for Driving Miss Daisy and Emmy Award winner for Saturday Night Live, has been involved with producing and distributing wine and spirits for seven years and created Crystal Head Vodka as a result of his fascination with the supernatural.
The vodka is triple-crystal-filtered through Herkimer diamonds, which, according to New Age belief systems, embody positive energy and goodwill. Crystal Head’s unique clear, skull-shaped bottle was designed by artist John Alexander and made by Bruni Glass in Milan.
Crystal Head Vodka will be available for purchase during the event and is available in more than 20 Philadelphia-area Wine & Spirits stores. It retails for $49.99.
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Source: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board