While Russian President Vladimir Putin visits President Bush in Kennebunkport, demonstrators plan to
attack his policies in Chechnya. But Maine Distilleries plans to
welcome him with bottles of vodka.
The C-E-O of the Freeport-based distillery delivered eight
bottles of his pricey Cold River Vodka to a member of the Russian
embassy who is doing planning for Putin’s visit.
Maine Distilleries C-E-O Bob Harkins personally drove the vodka
to Kennebunkport in advance of Putin’s arrival.
Harkins sees an opportunity to provide the Russian leader with a
gift of a local, Maine handcrafted vodka.
Cold River Vodka is made from Maine potatoes and water from an
aquifer fed by the Cold River. It’s marketed as a top-shelf liquor.