New Orleans is the US home base for a new vodka imported from the depths of Kyrgyzstan, Stiletto Vodka is distilled six times and filtered five times by Master Distiller Vladimir Stepanovich.
The Stiletto brand is a first as it is an entirely woman owned spirits company and they take their commitment seriously. 25 cents from each bottle sold goes to support breast cancer research and another 25 cents goes to support the Emeril Lagasse Foundation which helps bring mentors and education programs to low income kids.
The vodka itself is a wheat vodka with artesian water added. It is also available in natural flavors, including chocolate, vanilla and mint.
About two years ago, Morton's commissioned the world's largest bottle of wine to be made to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The result was "Maximus." Maximus was 34 gallons of Beringer Cabernet Savignon love, stood 4.5 feet tall, weighed 340 pounds and ended up auctioning off at Sotheby's for the simple price of US$55,812.
The Aussie's have now taken it to the next level. They have created a 64 gallon, 6 foot 5 inch bottle that carries the equivelent of 387 regular sized bottles of Shiraz. The "Five Virtues" vintage was created specifically for this bottle and is made from the efforts of 5 winemakers. The Guiness Book of World records has declared it the largest bottle ever made and the owner has claimed to already have turned down offers of US$100,000 for it.
Apparently, there's quite a bit of the stuff as 12,000 regular bottles of the vintage were made to sell alongside the promotional giant.
Hot girls go with pretty much anything. If I was selling something really boring, say "Internet Tubes," I'd probably just get a hot girl. Say what you want about the degradation of women, it works.
Xellent Vodka is agreeing with me and they're taking Monica Leigh, Playboy Playmate of the Month for March 2006, around to a few spots and pimping their vodka to the world. There are over 3000 vodkas competing for shelf-space in the vodka's native homeland of Switzerland, so they're pulling out as many of the stops as they can. Yay them!
They'll be at Level Chicago on July 27. So stop by, get drunk on Xellent, then make bad passes at a Playboy Playmate. Seriously, I bet she'd like you once she got to know you, if you only had that chance...