Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka

Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka

What you need to know about Dan Aykroyd’s Vodka collection

One of Hollywood's best loved veterans, Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, musician and writer, famous for his role in movies such as The Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters. A true creative, his Crystal Head vodka launched in 2008 and reflects the creative spirit that he embodies. Here's what you need to know.

Dan Aykroyd’s journey into the world of Vodka   

Crystal Head Vodka is distinctive for its iconic, skull-shaped bottle complete with pieces of crystal melted into the glass to ensure clarity. The brand launched in 2008 as a partnership between Aykroyd and John Alexander. Aykroyd has said that his interest in creating his own brand began when he couldn't find his favourite tequila brand – Patron – in his native Canada. He began importing it himself and the sideline led him into the vodka business as well. 

He founded Crystal Head with a view to bringing his interests together - alcohol, the paranormal and creativity. Considering it a strong business investment as well, he borrowed money from his daughters' college funds (now paid back, so it seems he was proven correct), and dived right in. His goal was to create something premium. He told The Wall Street Journal: "It's a premium luxury product. We would not put a polluted product into that bottle."  

He's remained true to that premium ethos, using only the most pristine ingredients, from fresh Newfoundland water in the liquid to Herkimer diamonds in the filtration process.

What the reviews say about Crystal Head Vodka

Of course, no matter how famous the name on the label, if you really want to know about a Celebrity drink, the critics are the people to turn to. In that regard, Dan Aykroyd seems to be winning. 

“If you're a vodka fan, Crystal Head is one of the best out there. Though skeptics may be wary of the kitschy (albeit beautiful) bottle, the vodka itself is of the highest quality. After just a sip, it will become clear that Aykroyd and his employees really care about their product — the thoughtful processing techniques are evident in the smooth, clear liquid.” - Emily Alexander, Mashed.com 

“One of the smoothest vodkas I’ve ever had, and a flavor that is sweet and unique.” - Alex, Intoxicology.net

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The Wall Street Journal review

Emily Alexander, Mashed.com

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