FIVE WIVES HISTORY
Five Wives Vodka was introduced into the Utah market in December of 2011 where it quickly became a favorite of Utah vodka drinkers.
In March of 2012 readers of the City Weekly, Salt Lake City's weekly alternative paper, voted Five Wives Vodka as winner in the annual "Best of Utah" issue. Five Wives Vodka received accolades as the states "Best New Spirit."
With is blend of Wasatch mountain spring water gathered five gallons at a time from a spring in beautiful Ogden Canyon mixed with distilled spirit originating from 100% corn (gluten free) to 80 proof (40% ABV), Five Wives subtle sweetness and smooth finish quickly gathered more fans around the state of Utah.
FIVE WIVES AWARDED
Five Wives Vodka has since been awarded accolades each year as one of the best vodkas you’ll find!
2013 Denver International Spirits Competition - Silver
2013 Spirits of the Americas Competition - Silver
2015 Tasting Panel International Review of Spirits - Silver 87 points
2015 The Fifty Best Domestic Vodkas - Gold Medal
2016 The Fifty Best Domestic Vodkas - Gold Medal
2017 San Francisco World Spirits - Silver Medal
2017 Berlin International Spirits - Silver Medal
Five Wives Vodka was well on its way to becoming a regional favorite when things really heated up. In May of 2012, the neighboring state of Idaho determined that Five Wives Vodka would not be allowed to be sold through the Idaho state liquor system to several bars that had requested the product.
Apparently the Idaho didn't like the quirky label of the product. Ogden's Own Distillery fought back.
For us it was a denial of access to their market, based on their interpretation of our label and name – they thought we were offensive and felt they needed to protect their population," said Ogden's Own Distillery. "To the rest of the nation it might be much ado about nothing, but for us it meant that we couldn't sell our product and we didn't take that lightly."
- LA Times
After Ogden's Own threatened a lawsuit over the issue, Idaho quickly reversed their decision and now allows Five Wives Vodka into the state and has been a great partner to work with. They are among the first states to stock Sinful and Heavenly flavors.
The media firestorm that surrounded the banning Five Wives Vodka garnered attention from around the world. News reports could be found in publications such as USA Today, Time, LA Times, as well as TV News including CNN and FOX. Coverage extended internationally where a newscast in Belarus mentioned the squabble.
FIVE WIVES SINFUL AND HEAVENLY FLAVORED VODKAS
In addition to the award-winning regular vodka, Five Wives comes in two flavors: Five Wives Heavenly Vanilla and Five Wives Sinful Cinnamon.
Both feature less sugars than comparable products and have unique rich tastes. Don’t take our word for it though, grab a bottle and try it yourself!
We think you'll quickly understand why Five Wives is a best seller in Utah - though you'll probably shake your head over the controversy that surrounds it.
Five Wives Vodkas can be bought in many states including Michigan, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Missouri, Montana and Nevada. With more states being added all the time.
Ogden's Own Distillery
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