Ogden, UT, May 03, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Ogden’s Own Distillery announced they will be the official spirits sponsor of The Utah Pride Festival held June 1-2, 2019, in Salt Lake City. The makers of Five Wives Vodka also announced their special Pride Festival label of Five Husbands Vodka.
It is the first time in the festival’s 44 years that a local spirits company will be the primary liquor sponsor.
“Having a local company willing to support our event is really meaningful,” Liz Pitts, Utah Pride Center, Director of Community Engagement, explained. “We are a festival that celebrates our local community, and we are excited when homegrown companies want to be part of it in such a fun way.”
“We have long been an active supporter of Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community, and it’s exciting to step up to support this weekend,” Steve Conlin, CEO, Ogden’s Own Distillery said. “We’ve taken part in the pride parade, sponsored smaller events during the week of pride, and even had a small presence in the local’s bar at the festival in the past, but developing something memorable as part of the festival has been a lot of fun.”
Ogden’s Own Distillery, well known for its Five Wives Vodka brand is releasing a Five Husbands Pride Festival version of their vodka. The rainbow-stripped label features obviously photoshopped members of their staff in cut-off shorts and mimics the notorious Five Wives Vodka label’s kitschiness. The label was inspired by Michael Aaron, publisher of QSaltLake, who made a version of the label and printed it in the magazine when Five Wives Vodka was banned in Idaho in 2012.
“I’ve always had it in the back of my head that we’d like to use the concept for a Pride Festival branded product,” Conlin said. “When we agreed to be a sponsor of the festival, it just seemed the right time to do it.”
“We encourage everyone - all the husbands and wives - to join the 50,000+ who already celebrate the LGBTQ+ community this June weekend,” Conlin said.
The company will be shipping 2,880 bottles to the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Department on May 1, 2019, and expects to see distribution to limit Salt Lake City area DABC stores in the coming weeks. It will also be available at the DABC Club Store and Ogden’s Own Distillery’s package store in Ogden. It will also be available at hitimewine.net beginning the second week in May.
About Ogden's Own Distillery
Ogden's Own Distillery is a micro-distillery located in Ogden, UT. It is Ogden's first licensed distillery since the 1800s. The company makes Five Wives Vodkas, Madam Pattirini Gin, Porter's Flavored Whiskeys, Underground Herbal Spirit and now, Five Husbands Vodka.
Contact info: Steve Conlin, 801-589-1716