Pennsylvania, Ohio stop Russian made vodka sales
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has instructed all Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores and licensee service centers to remove Russian-made products from shelves.
The move is a show of solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine. Russian-made special order products are also no longer available, according to a media release.
The announcement came shortly after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that he has ordered the Ohio Department of Commerce to stop buying and selling vodka made by Russian Standard, which is the only overseas, Russian-owned vodka distillery with vodka sold in Ohio.
Although some vodkas have Russian-themed labels, few products sold here are actually sourced from Russia.
In Pennsylvania, only two products are stocked in stores - Russian Standard and Ustianochka 80-proof vodkas - and about a half-dozen special order brands come from Russia.