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Kristin Booker • December 29, 2010

Obsession Of The Day: Crystal Head Vodka, Just In Time For New Year’s Eve

Everyone has the spirit they fancy. Some people are tequila drinkers, others prefer a nice red wine.

Friends, give me a good vodka any day of the week and I am a happy camper.

Recently, I had cause to attend a party where this exquisite little bottle came to my attention. Crystal Head Vodka is the creation of legendary comedian and connoisseur Dan Akyroyd and whether you’re looking for something to up your martini game or you can handle the stiff stuff straight, this is a vodka that makes all the right impressions.

The concept behind the crystal head is an ancient archaelogical mystery that’s baffled people – and evidently intrigued Aykroyd – for years. Evidently, there are thirteen crystal heads, thought to be between 5,000 and 35,000 years old and each supposedly polished into shape from solid quartz chunks over a period of several hundred years with, according to Hewlett Packard engineers who examined one head belonging to Mitchell Hedges in 1962, no tool marks. The heads are believed to offer spiritual power and enlightenment to those who see them or possess them.

As a vodka lover, I can also vouch for the pure, clean taste of the beverage. It’s made from proprietary mash and deep glacial aquifer Newfoundland water. That’s all, nothing else. It’s quadruple distilled in Newfoundland and thrice charcoal filtered through Herkimer diamonds. The result is a clean taste that’s been described as “vanilla, sweet flavor, dry, crisp, with a kick of heat off the finish.”

Talk about a conversation starter at your next party. Maybe you and your guests can rub it for good luck in the new year to come. The taste of the vodka is smooth and inviting. As a purist, I invite you to drink it on ice with a good dish of caviar but as a dirty martini girl, I also think you should do what you like with your vodka.

Although, truth be told, if you can recite that archaeological myth after a couple of glasses of this, you’re definitely a crystal head and shoulders above the rest, trust me.*

Crystal Head Vodka (750 ml, around $48) – available via fine liquor purveyors and via Hudson Wine Market

*Please drink responsibly and use a designated driver if you’re in an area where you must drive.

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