Last week, Sydney Chic was invited to the after party to celebrate the launch of the multi-award winning, ultra-premium Crystal Head Vodka, AURORA - with a special guest appearance by the man himself; Dan Aykroyd who founded Crystal Head in 2008.
Crystal Head Vodka is now sold in over 42 countries around the world and has continued to grow by 20 percent annually since launching in Australia. To celebrate the launch, Aykroyd will visit Australia in August.
Produced in Newfoundland, Canada, Crystal Head AURORA comes in a uniquely crafted bottle with an iridescent finish, created in celebration of the most vivid aerial phenomenon in the world – the aurora borealis, otherwise known as ‘the Northern Lights’. The additive-free, ultra premium vodka is made with high quality English-grown wheat from North Yorkshire and pristine water from St John’s, Newfoundland. It is five times distilled and filtered seven times, with three of the filtrations passing through layers of Herkimer diamonds. Instead of exploring different flavours, AURORA was crafted using a different grain, which offers a drier, bolder, and spicier vodka while staying true to the Crystal Head house-style.
On the nose, AURORA is crisp with delicate floral aromas and a subtle hint of anise. The taste profile is warm with strong peppercorn notes and a touch of sweetness. The vodka is dry and clean, with a warming sensation to finish.
The new expression of Crystal Head is bottled in hand-crafted glass with an original, decorative finish. No two bottles are alike and the appearance is designed to reflect the aurora borealis natural light display, with its mysterious visual properties.
Deb Carr with Christopher Haggarty