Vodka has become the most successful spirit in the last few years because it's the most versatile, mixing more readily with a wider range of ingredients than any other spirit. Vodka offers more cocktails, and inspires more new cocktails, than any other spirit, and it is cocktails that drive vodka's popularity.
A very big 1.75 litre bottle of Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head vodka, packaged in a suitably sized glass skull. Not only is it one of the best bottles we've ever seen, it's also a great vodka, and is filtered seven times, three of them through ancient crystals known as Herkimer diamonds.
A hugely desirable special edition release from Dan Aykroyd's Canadian vodka brand, Crystal Head, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones. In the zippered display box are a bottle of Crystal Head vodka with special cork stopper; a glass stopper with an etched Stones 'Lips' logo; and an exclusive double CD of live Stones hits including Wild Horses, Gimme Shelter and Sympathy for the Devil. This CD is unavailable for sale anywhere else.
A super premium vodka from Beluga, Gold Line is an impressively crisp and pure spirit packaged extravagantly. It even comes with a small hammer and brush to aid in the clean removal of the wax that seals the bottle.
The most expensive vodka that we've encountered, this is the current ne plus ultra of luxury vodka. A fat (or should that be 'phat'?) bottle with an eye-catching silvery top containing a full litre of the priciest white spirit in town.
A massive double-magnum of the wonderful Chase vodka - a superb potato vodka from the people who brought us Tyrrell's lovely crisps. Fabulously creamy and smooth - serve straight from the fridge for best effects.
A massive 3 litre Jeroboam of Rye Vodka from Polish company Chopin. As with their Potato vodka, the rye which goes into this is all sourced locally. The rye is distilled four times, blended with their water of choice, and filtered five times before being bottled. The prominent red cap has earned this vodka the name "Chopin Red" over in the US.
An impressive entry into the premium vodka market under the name of Harlan D Wheatley, master distiller at Buffalo Trace. CLIX is 159 in Roman numerals, the number of distillations used to produce the batches blended to produce this clean and crisp spirit.