After being avid researchers of the legendary 13 crystal skulls, Dan Akroyd along with his business partner John Alexander were uniquely inspired to create Crystal Head Vodka. But they encountered a financial setback when they fell victim to a massive liquor heist recently when 21,000 bottles were stolen from a storage facility in California, causing the company to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The vodka’s popularity is evident not only for having the famous actor/entrepreneur as a founder, but also having to do with its prestigious Double Gold Award recently bestowed upon the vodka at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, beating out 200 other brands.
But the Ghostbuster’s star had a positive outlook when releasing a statement to TMZ saying “”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.”
Mr. Akroyd then adds, “CHV can be purchased legally at bars, restaurants, and retail stores throughout North America.” His rep also notified TMZ that the heist is currently under investigation by the LAPD and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.