Stoli Vodka Launched a limited edition bottle with Harvey Milk’s likeness to celebrate his life and legacy during Harvey Milk Day and just in time for Pride season. The limited edition bottle is part of the brand’s Raising the Bar program, which supports LGBTQ partner organizations, including the Harvey Milk Foundation.
To celebrate the launch of the tribute bottle, The Abbey Food & Bar hosted the unveiling of a custom mural created by Paraguay Muralist, Oz Montania. The event included special guest hosts Bruce Vilanch (Comedian, Song Writer), Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) and featured a special guest performance by singing superstar, Debby Holiday.
It’s questionable how Milk would feel about having his likeness used to sell Russian vodka, but the Harvey Milk Foundation has partnered with Stoli in support of the move.
“We are excited to take our partnership with Stoli to a higher level this year as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of
my uncle’s historic 11 months of public service,” said Stuart Milk, Global LGBT advocate and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, in a Stoli press release. “The Stoli Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle recognizes our history and commemorates who helped lead us forward towards visibility, a visibility that will be enhanced by this wonderful tribute from a creative and passionate brand.”
“Stoli has a long-time history of championing the LGBTQ community and giving back through a variety of philanthropic initiatives,” said Stoli LGBT National Brand Ambassador, Patrik Gallineaux. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue our partnership with the Harvey Milk Foundation and honor one of the most important activists in the community.”
The Stoli Milk Limited Edition bottle is 80 proof, or 40% alcohol by volume (ABV), and a suggested retail price of $19.99 for 750mL.
The Harvey Milk Foundation inspires individuals, communities and organizations to carry on Harvey’s values in a timeless vision for a better, more inclusive world. Stoli has worked with the Harvey Milk Foundation for years and is donating to the nonprofit to support its award-winning work towards global equality and acceptance. Proudly produced and bottled at the historic Latvijas Balzams, the donations from the Stoli Vodka Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle will help support Harvey Milk Foundation’s LGBTQ programming in Eastern Europe and the Baltic nations.
To learn more about the Milk mural at the Abbey, visit theabbeyweho.com