Mecklenburg County ABC Board Suspends Sale of Russian-Produced Products


CHARLOTTE – In accordance with Executive Order 251, the Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board has suspended the availability of spirituous liquor products in Mecklenburg County which are produced by Russian entities, effective immediately. Russian-produced Special-Order products are also no longer available.

Russian products no longer available for purchase at ABC Stores in Mecklenburg County include:

Russian Standard – Original, Platinum, Gold, and Imperia

Klin Spirits – Hammer & Sickle

MHW/Beluga – Beluga Noble and Beluga Gold Line

MHW/Symphony – Zyr Vodka

Suspensions will remain in effect until further notice and the Board will continue to adhere to all state and federal regulations.

The full executive order can be found here:


The mission of the Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board is to manage the sale of distilled spirits by promoting excellence in customer service, fiscal responsibility, operational effectiveness, compliance with laws that govern the sale and use of alcoholic beverages and creating community partnerships to improve public health and safety. A self-sustaining entity, the Mecklenburg County ABC Board is not a government organization – it is a stand-alone organization formed by state law, independent of the county or city and its operations are completely funded by customer purchases and store profits. For more information, please visit

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