Episode 78

Published on:

19th Nov 2021

Episode 78: Crystal Head Vodka

Episode 78 features Crystal Head Vodka, an exceptionally pure spirit bottled in a skull shaped 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof, it retails for about $45.

Enjoy this episode with some Crystal Head Vodka mixed in your favorite cocktail.

Crystal Head Vodka's official website: https://www.crystalheadvodka.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 2007 - Dan Aykroyd and John Alexander have lunch and Alexander's idea for the skull shaped bottle comes up in conversation
  • 2008 - The brand launches
  • 2008 - The movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is released in theaters
  • 2011 - The vodka wins a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2011 - Sales surpass 1 million bottles
  • 2015 - Crystal Head Aurora is launched, made from rye
  • 2020 - Crystal Head Onyx is launched, made from Weber Blue Agave

Key Cocktails:

Crystal Head Vodka is very pure, and a perfect clean slate for cocktails.

Try it how Dan Aykroyd likes it, in a simple dirty vodka martini:

  • 2 oz. Crystal head Vodka
  • Splash of white vermouth
  • Splash of olive juice

Pour into a shaker full of ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish if you like. Enjoy!


YouTube Virtual Tasting Produced During the Pandemic

Book: Vodka - How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit Conquered America by Victorino Matus

Wikipedia Article

Mashed Article

Original Launch Video

Pure Spirit - Brand Video on YouTube

Money.com Reference

BBC News Profile

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.