Monday, June 14, 2010

Drink like a Viking

You haven't known vodka until you've drunken it out of a human skull I say. Thousands of years ago, thirteen crystal heads were scattered across the earth - and they are greater and more powerful than anything we have the ability to manufacture today. Their workmanship is perfect: they contain no tool marks and have been cut against the natural axis of the crystal, defying the laws of physics. Some say they are artifacts from the lost civilization of Atlantis, some say they date back to the Mayans, still others say they were created by a higher intelligence.

So it was only a matter of time before someone took crystal skulls and filled them with Vodka. The perfect combination of Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World and created by the original Ghostbuster himself - Dan Aykroyd. Made in Newfoundland, Canada from local water; quadruple-distilled (from what I do not know; guessing wheat); triple filtered through “diamonds” (Herkimer Diamonds are actually quartz, alas; several brands already do quartz filtering); and bottled in an insane decanter in the shape of a skull. It's virtually impossible to get in New Zealand - I had to order this in and it wasn't fucking easy - but for those of you travelling abroad why not seek out a bottle of this wonderfully unique and eye-catching drop. It's a pure spirit, 91 point rated vodka with an immediate vanilla punch and a clean, crisp. There’s no medicinal flavor here at all. Yep it's the good stuff alright and when you've finished imbibing the bottle is sure to find pride of place as a talking point in your home. A spooky talking point.

If you'd like to learn more check out Dan Aykrod talking about the "Invisible World" here. Part informercial part mad history lesson.

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