Customers Pay To Dump Russian Spirits At Somerset Liquor Store For Ukraine

Photo: WBZ NewsRadio / Kim Tunnicliffe

SOMERSET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A liquor store in Somerset said they are offering a unique kind of transaction, one where customers can pay for product but walk away with their hands empty.

Somerset Liquors Owner Jason Ollerhead said that customers have the opportunity to buy a bottle of Russian Vodka for $16.99 each to either dump out themselves or let the store's staff do it for them. Proceeds from the offer will go to Ukraine in support of their military campaign, Somerset Liquors said.

Russian bottles set to be dumped out were marked with a black "X" and labeled "DUMP."

"We sell it, take the full amount of the proceeds and donate to Ukraine- selling it not for you to drink," Ollerhead said.

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Somerset Liquors said in a statement that when they sell their remaining ten cases of Russian liquor, they will have raised over $1,000 for the cause. Store officials said they will not carry Russian Vodka once the supply runs dry.

"None of us in this day and age have gone through anything like this or seen anything like this. It's such a sensitive issue when you see what's going on to those poor people out there," Ollerhead said.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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