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NEWS RELEASE (NORWALK, IA) – Fareway Stores, Inc. will be a host of the Meili Vodka bottle signing tour featuring Norwalk, Iowa native Jason Momoa and partner Blaine Halvorson at the Norwalk Fareway. Customers can visit the store on Monday, October 16th from 9-10:30 AM to meet Momoa and Halvorson, take photos, get autographs, and collect a specialty signature on the duo’s new vodka, Meili.

Co-founders Momoa and Halvorson are celebrating the launch of their new vodka, Meili, with a bottle tour across the country and will be stopping in his hometown, Fareway. Crafted with some of the purest natural spring water, and high-quality local Montana grains, local residents will have the opportunity to purchase a bottle of the luxury spirit and have it signed by the duo.

“From the moment we decided to embark on the Meili bottle tour, Jason had been talking about stopping in Iowa to visit his local town,” said Kevin Cooke, Chief Operating Officer at Meili Vodka. “Seeing as Iowa was a big part of Jason’s childhood, we’re thrilled to be able to share his new venture with local residents.”

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Momoa relocated shortly after to Norwalk, Iowa, where he was raised and graduated from Norwalk High School. Following great success in the film industry, Momoa and Halvorson are thrilled to enter the Vodka industry with a product perfected over seven years.

“Seven years ago, Jason and I noticed a void in the vodka industry, nothing tasted remarkable,” said Blaine Halvorson, Co-Founder of Meili Vodka. “We embarked on this journey to create Meili together, spending countless hours fine-tuning the product, and are proud to have created a spirit we believe will revolutionize the broken vodka industry.”

About Meili

Founded in 2023, Meili Vodka combines the purest water, high-quality grains, unique distillation process, and sustainability to create the purest, most versatile vodka on the market. Crafted using pure water - needing zero treatment or filtration and hand-selected grains from local farms in Montana, Meili Vodka is only distilled once, allowing the quality of ingredients to shine. Meili is created, sourced, and produced as ethically, environmentally friendly, and humanely as possible. For more information, visit

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