According to a local video-shop professional, the company that makes Rush poppers has gone out of business. An FYF friend (really, it's not me) just texted me the news and followed with a confirmation:
My friendly porno video guy just told me. I just got the last bottle! Not the best poppers, but it's an end of an icon.
Once home, a quick check of sites that were part of the Rush trade dress (neverfakeit.com, sellrush.com and rushliquidinsense.com) showed all to have had their websites shuttered. Not wanting to cause a "rush" on the product based on false information, more research was done.
- That caped man on the back of every bottle is Captain Rush. His website is also closed now.
- Pac West Distributing (PWD), the company that manufactures and distributes Rush has also shuttered its website.
- The websites closed within the last week as both the Rush and Captain Rush sites were up and running on August 19, according to the Google cache.
The evidence seems to say that Rush is out of business.
PS - If you're going to run out and buy Rush popper tonight (while supplies last), note that there are bootleg products on the market. You can verify the authenticity by finding "PWD" in the glass at the bottom, "Captain Rush" on the back of the bottle, and "neverfakeit.com" on the bottle seal at the top.
UPDATE 8/31: Rumors swirl around the closing of the company with rumors of federal raids. More seriously though, the company's owner committed suicide.