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Just celebrated many milestones in his decades long careers and -- -- you know him as one of The Blues Brothers and now.
You can add vodka to his list of successes as a company he helped create is celebrating production of its -- Millions.
-- joining us now an exclusive interview co-founder of crystal head vodka.
Dan Accra great to see it and thank you for coming in appreciate it.
Hi thanks David good to talk to do and not all I can tell you not all -- come bearing gifts like this -- -- beautiful beautiful bottle here you have the the vodka inside is very special explain why.
-- the -- the bottle was designed by John Alexander who was one of America's great portrait that to send out landscape artists whose work hangs in the and Houston museum of -- -- possessed by the -- -- museum the Smithsonian museum American wing also the the metropolitan museum and in Manhattan and Jimmy Buffett Paul Simon Lorne Michaels myself we all his work and he came up with this idea for the bottle because he -- the Hispanic American tradition of the Day of The -- Apparently decided if -- we're gonna do a beautiful white.
Bottle that's based on the -- -- the -- has we've got to put something pure and -- so we went back to pure spirit.
We went back to where vodka was manufactured in the first place in Russia just basically water sweet good water from Newfoundland Canada and then the match.
A lot of baucus today now have other flavors and tastes we find out that people can taste the difference between a higher quality vodka and a lower one.
What I've done with this vodka is my partners and I have removed all of the common.
Refusal components that are out of to a lot of -- today these are industrial oil -- -- soiled like Colin raw sugar.
We took them out of the vodka a lot of ought to today try to create smooth despite putting these additives and and what you get as an artificial fake or early front of the mouth -- you velvety fake as I say artificial smoothness crystal had.
Is a unique package because the bottles great.
Let's -- this is natural without the usual oils and it is a pure spirit making it.
Probably the cleanest fought on the planet and certainly the water and android isn't coincidental water you are great salesman I mean that's that's a great you do almost sold via.
Now that that the tough thing about -- honestly it's a little pricey this is what about fifty barks -- -- is that right.
Is the block and now that if you wanna step up and have something higher in quality it is a government certified vodka -- -- And better than what's out there it is a head above the rest it is -- premium vodka now in the United States to step up to this is the platinum standard and vodka now and that's why it's -- obviously the designer -- makes it such.
The shipping from -- -- went.
And just the government certified quality what we.
What we don't put in it and how we.
We -- four times triple filter three times over charcoal and that over her rumored diamonds which is we'll talk about it.
You know it is that's one thing -- missed out -- the the final processes this.
Almost kind of energizing -- you you you filter it through these diamond I guess they're crystals more than real diamonds right but you physically.
They are -- filter it through those things and that kind of gives it an extra extra cash jolt right.
Well I would say energize them and more of a psychic jolt than anything else I mean that they -- -- -- heard from her area of the world is an anomalous region where the semi precious stones just that you're not have to be minded bubble up to the Europe.
You can become -- fields on the side of the road there quite beautiful we take the beautiful white ones we put -- com.
Many -- do filter over diamonds but when I heard we were using her former -- It was sort of -- last psychic touch to our our our legend in our story you know because her Summers are all -- very magical part of the world Rome air force has been is there there was a lot of unexplained activity are really going on there in the 50s6070s.
And the fact that that we were using her former diamonds -- just sort of sends out like -- -- like it touched -- the story that's really the -- looks beautiful coming out of it it it comes up platinum.
And and I guess it it it probably enhances the the -- security whether chemistry future would say.
Vodka and diamonds would do they interact well you know maybe not tactically but -- spoke -- Spooky -- -- you have heard all year and -- well I don't I don't listen it's at least worth a try I mean everybody in America is intrigued by contract.
Let let let me just that you know there are many artists who were as good if businesses you apparently are needs.
Salesmanship is 90% of any business and you were great sales that you were you always throughout your career somehow involved some little business on the side.
I always had a little rocket going on now whether it was pervading.
You know bootleg you have beer and in Canada.
I had a radio commercial business with Dave Thomas that we started house of blues and and all kinds of things but.
The thing that sells itself it's not at one point or Greg rated vodka from Anthony Dias Blue his notes were -- -- dry crisp without kick your feet off the finish and when I read that I said.
It's in the bottle we've got something really we can -- I've got to ask you about -- year old college did SNL Betty White was against a did you happen to see Betty White the other night.
You that I watch this I what I was shot and I can of she was fantastic this is Lawrence I'm sure there's any submission for the year they had -- and Molly Shannon back and Amy Poehler and it was just really exciting to see the old cast members come back and Betty White they -- Beautiful material for as she's a real trooper and I think that's going to be their Emmy winner this year it's great to see it's still fresh what are you gonna be back on -- Well not this season certainly because Alec -- next and -- they wrap up for the year.
But you know that's by all of your alma mater I love going back there and and working with a new cast and I've done it a couple of cameos on there and I hosted.
Wants a few years ago -- about three years ago.
And you know I mean that I just have to be invited.
Well we'll invite you back any time you wanna come on fights we'd love to have you back thank you so much for being here -- appreciate it.
That's okay thank you try to -- -- -- because the point you're darn right I will I think you have a crew might finish it off before I do but -- go go home with a bottle anyway.
Get back right co-founder of crystal had vodka.
Great to see a -- please come back it -- again.
Thanks David thank you so much.
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