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If you’re going to make a combined drink,” says Alexander, “you are looking to begin with a fresh slate. when you've got a natural vodka that’s no longer full of citrus oils and sugars, and so forth. , then no matter what you install it, you might have a fresh canvas < 134 > Vodka_3pp. indd 134 4/30/14 9:09 AM to commence with, after which you can also make your drink even larger simply because you’re beginning with a fresh product. ” As Aykroyd instructed Bloomberg Surveillance: “What we've got here's a luxurious top class spirit that has no ingredients. Many lesser vodkas upload glycol, that's antifreeze. They upload citrus oil, limonene, that is a caustic computer virus exterminant, and so they upload sugar. ” the selling lingo reads as heavy because the promotional video, which has racked up greater than 300 thousand perspectives on YouTube. in response to the brand’s site: “Pristine water from Newfoundland is mixed with prime quality peaches ’n’ cream corn and distilled the suitable volume to maintain the normal flavour. The vodka is filtered a number of instances and as a last level passes 3 times via Herkimer diamonds, spiritually charged semi-precious quartz crystals. ” Crystal Head Vodka is filtered via Herkimer diamond crystals. Courtesy of Crystal Head Vodka < a hundred thirty five > Vodka_3pp. indd one hundred thirty five 4/30/14 9:09 AM VO D okay A The problem, despite the fact that, lies now not in convincing bartenders that Crystal Head is natural yet really that it may be a go-to vodka. As Ketel One’s Bob Nolet acknowledged, “I wish to have one in my again bar, yet I’m not likely to take advantage of it. It simply seems cool. yet that’s additionally what they made up our minds to move for. in the event you do a cranium, then you definitely prove being an merchandise that everyone desires yet as soon as. It’s tricky to crack that. ” That response drives John Alexander loopy. “We need to move and say, ‘Wait a minute! Drink it! get back and get a moment bottle. ’” He additionally issues to the problem of depletion: “You can promote all you will have, yet, if you’re no longer purchasing them back and depleting that product, you’re lifeless. Early on we have been having a depletions challenge simply because we’d exit to a urban, let’s say Dallas, and the large liquor chain, they promote every little thing they’ve received, yet six months later they’re now not reordering. What you needed to do is persuade people who there’s anything inside of that bottle. ” additionally they needed to tackle the problem of dealing with the bottle. “Bartenders incorrectly declare that it’s tough to pour from,” says Alexander. “They’re used to grabbing the bottle [by the neck]. yet that’s ok. We’re overcoming all these issues. ” So how precisely do you carry it, on the base or at the aspects? the answer's the edges. Aykroyd has long past to bars to illustrate right dealing with, which sounds absurd, yet, if Dan Aykroyd involves your bar, you’d most likely beware. 22 whatever the demanding situations that Crystal Head faces, it truly is promoting. while it introduced in 2008, Aykroyd acquired 22 Don’t shop your cranium within the freezer, although. as soon as it begins to thaw, it turns into really slippery irrespective of the way you carry it. < 136 > Vodka_3pp. indd 136 4/30/14 9:09 AM H O LLY WO O D permission from his 3 daughters to take their university cash and make investments them within the vodka.