Crystal Head Vodka Awarded OU Kosher Certification

Crystal Head Vodka, created by entertainer Dan Aykroyd and American landscape artist and portraitist John Alexander, is now certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency.

Crystal Head Vodka is quadruple-distilled and triple-filtered through Herkimer diamond crystals. Produced from water sourced from a deep glacier lake in Newfoundland, Canada, it is a Pure Spirit, free of any additives such as sugar, glycerin or citrus oil. “Attaining OU certification is exciting news for the brand because it allows all followers of dietary laws to enjoy a one of a kind, ultra premium vodka”, says Jonathan Hemi, Vice President, Globefill Inc.

Crystal Head Vodka is the fastest growing ultra premium vodka brand on the market. In recognition of the brand’s performance in its first 18 months, Crystal Head Vodka was named a “Rising Star” by the Beverage Information Group, publishers of Cheers magazine and producers of the annual Cheers Beverage Conference. According to Charles Forman, Editor of the magazine, “Crystal Head Vodka, through its attractive packaging, product quality and well-timed entrance into the market has shown that even during a challenging economy, consumers are willing to trade up to the right brand.”

According to 2010 data compiled from IMPACT, Crystal Head Vodka reached the one million bottle mark faster than Grey Goose, Belvedere and Choppin vodkas.

Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, OU Kosher’s Vice President, Communications and Marketing, was “gratified to welcome Crystal Head Vodka to the ever-growing list of the high class vodka and liquor products that have gained OU certification in recent years.”

The striking skull-shaped bottle celebrates the mystical legend of the 13 Crystal Heads possessed by tribal cultures such as Aztec, the Mayan and the Navajo and recalls the celebration of the Mexican “Day of the Dead” tradition.

Rated 91 by The Tasting Panel Magazine, Crystal Head Vodka continues to gain distribution across the country and can be found in restaurants, clubs and bars as well as wine and spirit shops.

Crystal Head Vodka can be enjoyed in its purest form, shaken over ice with a squeeze of lime, in a classic martini or in a variety of cocktails. For more information or to contact directly, please visit

Rabbi Yaakov Mendelson is Orthodox Union rabbinic coordinator for Crystal Head Vodka.

OU Kosher Staff