March 2, 2022

County ABS Stores Cease Sales of Russian-made Liquor

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) on Feb. 27 halted sales of Russian-made alcohol products in its 26 retail stores after Russian forces invaded the nation of Ukraine.

“In solidarity with the people of Ukraine, all products produced in Russia have been removed from the County’s Alcohol Beverage Services stores,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “There will be an opportunity to purchase popular non-Russian-made vodkas, including Smirnoff, Ciroc, Tito's, Absolut, Svedka, Grey Goose, SKYY, Ketel One and New Amsterdam.

“ABS wholesale customers and licensees make their own decisions about the availability of Russian-made products. However, they will no longer be able to order these products from ABS until further notice.”