Crystal Head Vodka, known for its signature skull bottle, has launched Onyx, one of the first commercially available agave-based vodkas.
Crystal Head Onyx comes in a glossy black bottle with a matching crest debossed cap, a reference of the warrior crystal: Onyx.
This new vodka is made with Blue Weber Agave sourced from a single farm in Mexico. Onyx is a line extension: an addition to the Crystal Head family, joining Original, produced from Canadian corn, and Aurora, crafted from English wheat.
Like all Crystal Head expressions, Onyx is blended with water from Newfoundland, Canada, and filtered through over 10,000 Herkimer diamonds, giving the final product a clean and semi-sweet finish, the company says. Onyx does not contain any oils, sugars or additives.
On the nose, Onyx features notes of fresh green grass, white pepper and hints of citrus, the company reports. The taste profile is soft and smooth with a touch of spice and sweetness, developing into the subtle earthy grip of agave to finish.
“Creativity is at the heart of everything we do,” says Dan Aykroyd, Crystal Head Vodka founder, actor and musician. “We love to push boundaries and strive to introduce consumers to cutting edge products that create excitement. With Onyx, we wanted to make an innovative liquid, an agave-based vodka, with an equally imaginative bottle to match. Onyx is unlike anything you have tasted before – it drinks like vodka but has the nuances of Blue Weber agave.”
Crystal Head Onyx Vodka is available for a suggested retail price of $55 per 750-ml. bottle.