Columbus Blue Jackets player Artemi Panarin has been offered an unlimited supply of vodka for the rest of his life if he extends his contract with the team and stays in Ohio.
High Bank Distillery, a local restaurant in Columbus, is promising the Blue Jackets star an endless supply of its signature vodka in exchange for the contract extension.
The restaurant launched the campaign under the hashtag #StayThirstyPanarin.
“High Bank Distillery is offering @artemiypanarin High Bank for life if he stays with the Columbus Blue Jackets! We hope you’ll help us in our crusade to do our part to keep Artemi Panarin in Columbus!” the company wrote in a post shared on its Instagram page.
The 27-year-old Russian has a team-leading 45 points in 40 games so far this season. He will become an unrestricted free agent this coming summer.
Rumors have him signing with the New York Rangers or the Tampa Bay Lightning.
If he’s smart, he stays in Ohio and gets drunk for the rest of his life.
The guy’s Russian, Vodka is like his water.