Spirits Get Celebrity Backing

Actor Dan Aykroyd made an exclusive appearance at Byerly's Wines & Spirits shop here last month to sign bottles of his new Crystal Head premium vodka. Aykroyd's in-store appearance comes at a time when famous names are boosting spirits sales at supermarkets, according to the Nielsen Co. There's tequila from Justin Timberlake, vodka from Donald Trump and whiskey from Willie Nelson.

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. — Actor Dan Aykroyd made an exclusive appearance at Byerly's Wines & Spirits shop here last month to sign bottles of his new Crystal Head premium vodka.

Aykroyd's in-store appearance comes at a time when famous names are boosting spirits sales at supermarkets, according to the Nielsen Co.

There's tequila from Justin Timberlake, vodka from Donald Trump and whiskey from Willie Nelson.

Celebrity spirits sales grew 19% last year in supermar

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