Crystal Head barred from Ontario

Crystal Head barred from Ontario

A monopoly spirits retailer in Canada has resisted calls to repeal a sales ban on vodka produced by film star Dan Akroyd and sold in skull-shaped bottles.

Akroyd, an Ontario native, released his premium Crystal Head vodka in the US and Canada last year.

The brand has reported solid sales, but the Liquor Control Board of Ontario said it will resist pressure to stock it.

Spokesperson Chris Layton told just-drinks: "We're a public agency and we try to be sensitive…to having something on the shelves that might be considered offensive."