|Official press picture of bacardilimited|
This is quite normal and not especially dirty. Maybe a bit naive, though.
But look what I found [picture besides]. Bacardi has "now" an "authentic" vodka with a very "unique" bell-shaped bottle. With a wolf as logo shouting out. Do you see any resemblance?
I found the parallels with Russian Standard fascinating. Even the marketing stories [yeah - please don't be so naive and believe anything what they are telling you about a recipe from the 18th century - all a marketing lie] are very similar [Georgian vs. Russian... but still].
The shocking part is, that we are not talking about a small company which just takes a shot, to sell his stuff - to some people, who are confused and other people, who think, that the resemblance is close enough.
No - it is one of the biggest liquor companies of the world: Bacardi - with one of the most valuable vodka brand: Grey Goose, which seems to rip of another company, because they see a chance.
Sorry - to say this with clear words, but this is sickening!
Please do not support this type of business ethics - don't buy Eristoff - even if it did quite well in some spirit competitions [we all know, that this is also in the best case, random, in the worst case corrupted].
It is very difficult to stand to a company with few very good products [Bacardi 8 anos, Oxley, Aberfeldy], when they do things like that!
Russian Standard has been around since 1998, Eristoff since 1806...ReplyDelete
Sander - you are absolutely right - that's why I wrote a new post to rectify this.Delete
Thanks so much to set this story straight.