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Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Onyx Adds an Agave Twist to Vodka

Actor, comedian and veteran Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd’s latest creation, Crystal Head Onyx, has brought a new twist to vodka. Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka, known for its signature skull bottle, has ventured into new territory with Onyx; one of the first commercially available premium vodkas made with Mexico’s blue weber agave.

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It’s an interesting blend. The agave plant is best known as the traditional ingredient in tequila, making the new Crystal Head Onyx an unusual combination. Sporting an unmistakable black skull bottle, Onyx combines agave with “notes of fresh green grass, nuanced white pepper and hints of citrus”.

But the venture into agave-ingredients is not totally out of left field. Inspired by the skull imagery prevalent in Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations, Aykroyd and renowned artist John Alexander had the idea to make their brand stand out by adopting the look of a crystal skull for each bottle. It’s intended to act as “a symbol of life, reflecting power and enlightenment” and its intention is to “inspire those who think differently and encourage their creative pursuits”. It certainly paid off, as Crystal Head Vodka is now sold to over 75 countries.

While we’re all keen to get our hands on a bottle of the new Crystal Head Onyx, Aussie fans might have to sit pretty; the new release is only available in the US for the time being. Crystal Head Onyx vodka comes in a 750ml bottle priced at USD$55 at select retailers.

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Cameron Kinsella is a recent graduate from the University of Sydney. He graduated with a Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences from where he took classes ranging from policy analysis, geopolitics, American history, creative writing and Australian politics. During that time, Cameron worked as an archiving clerk at the law firm MinterEllison. However, his true passion and skill is writing (more specifically creative writing). He is proficient in and committed to the art of storytelling and am currently writing a novel of his own.