The mythical Crystal Skull’s have become vodka
Since we founded the Vodka Emporium there was always one vodka that you could guarantee someone would enquire about on regular basis. This was of course Crystal Head Vodka. Most people assumed it was called Crystal Skull, but we knew the drink they were talking about!
Well, in the middle of last year we finally heard it was coming to the UK, there was no way we would miss out on such an iconic vodka.
Crystal Head immediately became a popular drink with our customers and so was a welcome addition to our range in 2011. I originally tried this vodka when I met the supplier and was pleased it wasn’t just about the packaging.
Crystal Head Vodka was founded by Hollywood heavyweight Dan Aykroyd and artist John Alexander back in 2008. Inspiration for the vodka originated from Aykroyd’s fascination with the legend of 13 Crystal Skulls from South America.
There is no denying that the design and style of the bottle is absolutely stunning. The 70cl bottles look good but when it comes to the Magnum it really is exceptional, it truly is the size of a real human head and would look amazing on any bar or mantelpiece.
As always if a drink is going to be in it for the long haul then it has to be of good quality. I mentioned earlier that it wasn’t a let down, so will tell you a little more.
The vodka itself is grain based and distilled in Newfoundland, USA using water from deep glacial aquifers. It is then distilled four times before being filtered three times through charcoal. Now this is where it gets a bit special, the vodka is filtered a further three times through Herkimer diamond crystals, not what your everyday vodka gets put through!
When it comes to sipping Crystal Head Vodka, the first thing that you notice is a hint of vanilla that lingers; before a finish that isn’t too dissimilar to liquorice. The vodka is very smooth and you don’t get any burn but a nice warm sensation once consumed – which again shows the quality of the liquid. It has quite a crisp taste and not overly sweet. Certainly one to drink neat so you’d be mad to mix this.
To be honest if you’re looking for something to have a diverse flavour or even a sweet vodka then this isn’t for you. If you want a quality vodka that’s smooth, enjoyable and nice to sip then you really will like Crystal Head Vodka.
This vodka has won numerous awards since its inception and I feel that they are clearly deserved. Does it justify the outlay? In my mind yes, you get a cracking bottle that you wouldn’t want to recycle and a pretty good vodka to boot.