Crystal Head Vodka

I think I found my vodka of choice.

I first saw Crystal Head Vodka in a magazine and thought the skull-shaped bottle would be a fun novelty. I found a bottle of it in the local liquor store, but it wasn’t cheap. It cost just over $50 for a 750 ml bottle. Since I had just received my tax refund, I decided to splurge.

skullYes, the bottle is really goth (or as my coworkers said, metal). But the vodka is smooth. I like to mix vodka with orange juice or cranberry juice, but this goes down straight up.

Crystal Head is founded by actor, Dan Aykroyd, and fine artist, John Alexander. Both are avid enthusists of the crystal head legend. The heads are an archeological mystery. Thirteen ancient crystal heads have been found in various parts of the world. No one knows how they were made, or by whom.

As a Canadian,  appreciate that only pure glacial water from Newfoundland is used to make the vodka. The vodka is quadruple-distilled and triple filtered using Herkimer diamonds, a type of quartz crystal.

I can’t wait to finish the bottle and fill it with water and food dye. I think a red skull would look great on my shelf at work. The clerk at the liquor store recommended turning it into a lamp with a simple cork-and-wick and oil (all of which you can get at a craft supply store). I think a plain old drippy candle would look great too.

If the only selling point was the bottle, this wouldn’t have staying power, but I really like the product. I’ll be buying more Crystal Head Vodka soon.

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