Crystal Head Vodka is a new luxury vodka in a very cool bottle that has been getting a bit of buzz thanks to a weird Youtube video starring Dan Aykroyd. And thanks to the comment left below by Andrew of Crystal Head, it’s available right now in the NL liquor stores! Check out my pic of a Crystal Skull Vodka bottle on the shelf at the store for $49.99.
The video at first was believed to be a promotional video for Ghostbusters 3 or the Indiana Jones DVD release as it opens up with Aykroyd talking about his fascination with
“the invisible world – a world which can help us get through life if we know how to draw upon its power. A world serving positive projections wherein you use your own personal mental and spiritual abilities to believe and subsequently make true the things that you want to happen for yourself. Also, healing, miracles, the presences of spirits and being once living and now gone in to another life, but who continue to intrude into our waking consciousness by for instance haunting people or places…”
Yup – it’ s not your typical commercial, or viral video. It’s not even funny.
You have to wait to get about half way through the video to hear Dan start talking about this joy – this vodka made in pure and clean Newfoundland and bottled in a clear skull.
But it’s for real and Dan Aykroyd who has recently been making some fine wines in the Niagara region, has now expanded to spirits, and he has chosen to make his first in Newfoundland.
What makes Crystal Head vodka so special is that it is quadrupled distilled and filtered three times through charcoal followed by triple filtration over Herkimer crystals – or diamonds – as they say in the video.
Designed by John Alexander and manufactured by Bruni Glass of Italy, the design of the bottle celebrates the mysterious legend of the 13 Crystal Heads found around the world and mentioned in the last Indiana Jones Movie. The 13 Crystal Heads are believed to be of ancient powerful origin by some, or a Victorian archeaological hoax by others. In the video Aykroyd claims they contain vast knowledge and even “enlightenment” and are believed to house radiant psychic energy, which has magical powers and healing properties.
“We now have a replica to connect us to the message of the crystal heads purpose on earth – the enlightnment of human kind to the spiritual awakening. “
Man, I wish I had heard of this before I started all that meditation stuff.
The vodka ain’t cheap – it’s being sold for about $50 US a head. There are some web sites allowing you to buy it in the States, though they don’t ship to all of them.
I can’t find out where to get then in Canada or here on the rock. The Crystal Head Vodka website is pretty slim for content at the moment. It has the Dan Aykroyd 8 min video on it – no Contact us, No info other than the video. Nothin.
Still – the video is a pretty nice ad for Newfoundland.
“We chose Newfoundland becuase of the purity of the land and water. It is far awaay from most forms of pollution and enables us to use some of the purest ingredients possible…”
And just because I was interested, ! also found this quote about Newfoundland from Dan Aykroyd in another interview.
We work hard to make good corn liquor with pure Newfoundland water. I love Newfoundland. Have you ever been up there?…They are a great people. I’m so happy to be in business with them.
Dan Aykroyd loves Newfoundland. Me too.
I wish I was there when they came up with filtering the vodka through diamonds. Something tells me they were in a joyous mood. I hate missing out on a party.
[update: see my pic of the crystal head vodka on the shelf at the the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor commission on Merrymeeting Rd in St. John's.]