Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Hendrix Vodka Sued by Hendrix Family

Yikes! I tried Hendrix vodka at a LA Confidential's pre-Oscar party at Skybar a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was cool packaging - who doesn’t want to feel like a Rock Star when sipping a cocktail... Who knew that the Hendrix family has nothing to do with the liquor, and is so upset by it that they are suing the company. Janie Hendrix, Jimi's adopted sister even calls Hendrix vodka a "sick joke" as Jimi's untimely death in 1970 was tied to booze and hard partying.


Anonymous said...

How about Jimi Hendrix Diaper covers? Air freshener? "Authentic signature" boxershorts?Golf balls? Chairs where you sit on an image of his face? Hendrix Red Wine? Hell, why not exhume his corpse and move it to some gaudy purple haze memorial where we can sell plots next to him? Oops,all of the above has already been done by non other than Janie so called Hendrix herself! And the kicker?? She's his adopted stepsister and is of no blood relation whatsoever!! Jimi's real family was included in his father's numerous wills for nearly 30yrs but after Janie took over her stepdad's affairs in '96, that all changed! I'm happy to see Jimi's real brother who Jimi helped raise and other family members benefiting from his legacy.Janie's marketing some sugary energy drink. What's next? Hendrix Holy Water?? I'm going to support Jimi's REAL family and party on Vodka! said...

Hey Anonymous,
Thanks for your comments. That is interesting info you're sharing. I'm sure there are many sides to this story.
And, as you say, party on (with whichever spirit moves you)! ;-)
The Liquid Muse