| This note comes
from Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc., the creators, owners and importers of
Grey Goose Vodka:
Your very informative site has
been brought to our attention. We certainly respect your opinion and encourage
you and your readers to support the United States in any reasonable way you
choose. Freedom of choice is one of the things that has made this country
Capitalism is another thing that has made the
United States what it is. Grey Goose Vodka was actually created and developed
by an American, Sidney Frank, who saw an opportunity to introduce to America an
exquisite vodka. In true American fashion, Sidney Frank had a dream and pursued
it. Grey Goose has been designed, developed, marketed, promoted, and advertised
by Americans. Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc., the owner of the Grey Goose
brand, is an American company based in New York with more than 150 full-time
and 800 part-time employees throughout the United States. Our company owns the
Grey Goose production facility.
You may be
interested to know that we count among our ranks members of the armed forces,
including veterans of World War II and Vietnam. In fact, our President, Mr.
Eugene Frank, fought in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. A
recipient of the Bronze Star, he is one of the founders of our company, and we
are extremely proud of all he has done for our country as well as our company.
In addition to the many charitable organizations
throughout the country which we donate product and money to during the year, in
the wake of 9/11, Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. donated $250,000 to the New
York Police & Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, Inc.
Of course, there is no way that a consumer could
know this about our company and its brands. We only hope that consumers realize
we did not choose France as the country where we produce Grey Goose because of
France's politics. We merely chose it because, with its natural resources, it
was able to produce the best vodka the world has to offer, and we want to give
Americans the opportunity to have the best if they so choose.
Should you have any questions or need any further
information about our company, please do not hesitate to contact me. Like you,
we hope and pray for a reasonable and humane solution to this present crisis,
and be assured that Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. has always and will always
stand behind the United States.
Very truly yours,
Director of Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.