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Jul 6, 2011 08:56 AM

Crystal Head

Didn't see much when searching....Has anyone tried it, and can compare it to a another brand? Seems pricey in my area ( for the volume), and I have to admit a big reason why I'm interested is because of the bottle

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  1. We bought it for the bottle.. looks awesome on top of the fridge. The vodka itself wasn't that great. Maybe like Ketel One or another midrange vodka. I think grey goose was better.

    1. We got sent a sample bottle and got to chat with Dan Aykroyd online about his product. He is very passionate about it and believes completely that passing it through Herkimer Diamonds (new-age purifiers that are essential quartz mined in New York state and a few other places) improves its flavor.

      It's a well put together vodka with little off flavor. Although you could do just as well for $20 with other brands. So the other $25 or so goes to marketing, the awesome bottle, and Dan Aykroyd's pocket.

      1. I've been wanting to try this for awhile, but was unwilling to buy a bottle just out of saving myself the incredible disappointment I was prepared to endure. Finally in my travels I saw a bottle prominently displayed behind the bar so I decided to give it a try. Chilled and straight up........and it was probably the smoothest vodka I have ever tasted. As water like as any I have ever drank (which trust me is a substantial amount), so much so I honestly question of the bottle / vodka had been cut with water.

        I'm going to pick up a bottle this weekend and see if it is really as smooth as the drink(s) I had out.

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        1. re: jrvedivici

          I thought it was pretty good the several times I tried it. But I don't think it's worth the price, but I'm not a vodka drinker.

          1. re: JMF

            I think I would buy it because of the "cool factor" of the bottle plus the fact I like it better than both of it's price competitors Goose and Kettle.

            I had a similar experience a few years go with the Trump Vodka. I bought it fully expecting to be let down, Trump just whoring out his name to a product, but I was pleasantly surprised but it. I bought it a few times but if memory serves me correctly the price went up substantially after it hit the market and I didn't like it that much.

        2. Like JMF, I thought it was good, but never bought it again...I've tried lots of vodkas, but usually stick with Skyy

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          1. re: BiscuitBoy

            Skyy regular vodka never did much for me, they were one of the earlier companies to start experimenting with the crazy flavors. I use to use them for that.

          2. I regard Crystal Head as the vodka version of Louis XIII Cognac. You are buying the packaging and the prestige of the novelty. Herkimer diamonds? C'mom, Dan. How do non-porous crystals filter anything - or do they just add to the Madison Ave. contrived lore?

            For one bottle of Crystal Head, I can get four of Luksusowa Polish Potato Vodka which I find to be the smoothest and best value of all.

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            1. re: Chefpaulo

              But you can't add it to your collection of skulls! However, I'm happy to try your vodka recommendation. Locally, I also like Rime (from CT). I love Mezzaluna but that is my special vodka, esp. b/c I can't buy it here. Both pretty bottles, but no skulls.

              For other skull lovers, there's Kah Tequila.

              1. re: kattyeyes

                Those Kah bottles are awesome. The tequila is fine as well, again, mostly marketing, but I'm a sucker for anything packaged in a skull.