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Idaho liquor regulators refuse to stock 'Five Wives Vodka,' call name offensive to Mormons

05/29/2012 03:25 EDT | Updated 07/29/2012 05:12 EDT
SALT LAKE CITY - Idaho liquor regulators say a Utah liquor named "Five Wives Vodka" is in bad taste and they won't stock bottles or take special orders at state-owned stores.

The middle-shelf vodka is from a distillery in Utah, where the Mormon church is based. The label shows five women tucking up their skirts.

Idaho regulators told a distributor for Ogden's Own Distillery that the brand's concept is offensive to a large part of the state's residents. State Liquor Division administrator Jeff Anderson says the brand is offensive to Mormons who make up over a quarter of Idaho's population.

All liquor in Idaho has to be purchased in stores run by the state. Anderson says they carry hundreds of vodka brands and "Fives Wives" is nothing special.

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Miller reported from Boise, Idaho.

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