When American portrait and sculpture artist John Alexander had an idea for a brand of tequila that would be presented in a crystal skull, he decided that man to bring this concept to life was film legend Dan Aykroyd. However, while Aykroyd liked the crystal skull aspect, he suggested that the duo instead make vodka with no additives in Newfoundland, Canada.
To create a clean, quality vodka, Crystal Head uses only cream corn and peaches as base ingredients, which are distilled four times into a neutral grain spirit. This is then blended using pristine water from Newfoundland, before the vodka is filtered a further seven more times, three of which through layers of semi precious crystals known as Herkimer diamonds. There is nothing added to enhance or mask the taste at any point in this method.
Nose: Vanilla and soft spices. A little rye and wheat.
Palate: Grainy, sweet palate with pepper and spice.
Finish: Soft, warming finish. Very clean.