Crystal Head Pride 2023 Edition 40% 70cl
Crystal Head Pride 2023 Edition 40% 70cl
Crystal Head Pride 2023 Edition 40% 70cl
Crystal Head Pride 2023 Edition 40% 70cl

Crystal Head

Crystal Head Pride 2023 Edition 40% 70cl

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  • Details

    Crystal Head was conceived by actor Dan Aykroyd - yes, the star of Ghostbusters - in 2007 alongside artist and good friend John Alexander. Aykroyd already had an investment in Patron Tequila and wanted to use his experience with drinks brands to produce a vodka that didn’t have any additives at all – glycerol, citrus oils and sugars are often used to sweeten mainstream vodkas slightly to make them more palatable to a wider audience.

    Aykroyd and Alexander were fascinated with the legends of 13 Crystal Skulls that are said to originate from Mayan/MesoAmerican cultures. However evidence increasingly points to them actually being made in Germany around the 1850s.

    The vodka launched in 2008 – the same year Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull was released. Aykroyd met Steven Spielberg during filming as he was concerned there would be a conflict of interest, but Spielberg loved the bottles and they were served at the film’s premiere.

    The vodka is produced in Newfoundland by Globefill Inc, who use ‘Peaches and Cream’ corn, which has two colour kernels and a sweeter than normal flavour. It is filtered 7 times, the last 3 times through ‘Herkimer diamonds’ (which are not diamonds but crystal quartz), before diluting with glacial Newfoundland water. It’s bottled in Toronto, Ontario – ironically the Liquor Control Board of Ontario banned the sale of Crystal Head in stores from 2010 to 2012 due to concerns over people being offended with its connotations of death.

    In 2014 Scottish forensic artist Nigel Cockerton performed a facial reconstruction of the bottle, resulting in a smiling man. Aykroyd always thought the bottle was the skull of a woman he named Joy, but was relived to find out it didn’t look like him.

    The Pride Edition is a limited edition run of the standard vodka that is found in the clear bottle, made using Peaches & Cream corn - it's has a rich, silky mouthfeel and a clean palate, making it perfect for cocktails where the vodka is front and centre, and also for drinking neat.

  • Delivery & Returns

    Delivery charges:

    Shipping rates are based on WEIGHT of goods - the total weight of your order will determine the cost of the shipping charge due to price banding imposed by the carriers we use.

    Please note due to our opening times goods ordered on a Saturday may result in a delayed arrival. Goods ordered on a Sunday or Monday will be shipped from the store on the Tuesday immediately following - please bear this in mind if you have a deadline.


    48 Hour Delivery uses the Tracked 48 service from Royal Mail, which provides a Tracking Number for you to follow its journey to your destination.

    Next Day Delivery uses DHL services, a tracking number will also be supplied to allow you to follow its journey.

    Items are NOT insured as standard, please contact us if you would like to discuss additional insurance for premium products.

    All products are securely packaged in Air-Shock bottle bags or excessive amount of bubble wrap for additional protection.

    All goods must be examined at the time of delivery and any damages or shortage must be recorded on the relevant delivery acceptance forms with the delivery. Un-examined or un-checked goods that result in a subsequent claim outside of a 48 hour period will not be accepted. Queries relating to claims must be made within 48 hours of receiving the goods, otherwise claims cannot be guaranteed.


    The Spirit Specialist offers EXCHANGES ONLY on unwanted items to an equal amount. Refunds will not be given, cash differences in favour of the purchaser in the case of an exchange will also not be provided.

    Your statutory rights are not affected.