Mercer Island Reporter


Ghostbuster Aykroyd to make Halloween visit

Mercer Island Reporter Staff
October 24, 2012 · 10:47 AM

Dan Aykroyd is not only an actor and comedian in film and on Saturday Night Live, but he’s also a winemaker and distiller.

Aykroyd is coming to Tukwila for a special in-store appearance and bottle signing of his own Crystal Head Vodka on Friday, Oct. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Total Wine & More, 300 Andover Park W., in Southcenter.

Aykroyd and his friend, artist John Alexander, were inspired by the legend of the 13 crystal heads found throughout the world to create their own distilled spirit named Crystal Head Vodka, according to a Total Wine & More press release. Bottled in a custom-made clear glass skull, the super-premium vodka is made with water from a deep aquifer in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, blended with select grains for a creamy and slightly sweet finish, according to the release.

“Our friend, Dan Aykroyd, has appeared at other locations of Total Wine & More throughout the years, and we are always delighted to see fans dressed as Ghostbusters or Blues Brothers; it really illustrates their excitement and love for such a talented person,” said David Trone, who co-owns Total Wine & More with his brother, Robert. “Given the close proximity to Halloween, we expect to see plenty of costumes in support of Dan and his Crystal Head Vodka.”

Event attendees must purchase a bottle of Crystal Head Vodka at the Southcenter location in order to meet Aykroyd and have the bottle signed. Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Aykroyd character.


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