I am always on the hunt for anything weird and wonderful and so far I haven't spotted any wines with gem stones at the bottom of the bottle yet but I have found a gem filtered Vodka!
Diva is triple distilled and filtered through Nordic birch charcoal, then filtered through a dense column of gems including diamonds, rubies, emeralds and for a final polish before bottling.
No 2 bottles are alike, with a removable column of crystals which tumble out on removal of the top stopper but are safely in the bottle during pouring. The gems may be used as a drink garnish and decoration. The 48 crystals in each bottle contain Scottish Smoky Topaz, Pink Tourmaline, Cubic Zircona, Sky Blue Topaz, London Blue Topaz, Amethyst, Citrine and Peridot.
The crystals in each bottle are hand-prepared by people in the Shetland Isles, Scotland with each person filling the crystals has a favourite colour and puts this at the bottom of each column so each bottle is traceable to the individual
The producer, Blackwoods Distillers also offers a bespoke service where you can choose the range of jewels to go in the column as a totally unique gift. Jewels chosen may be Rubies, Diamonds, Emeralds, Topaz and the rare Alenandrite or similar. Prices are available on request with all gems selected by the highly experienced expert, Bill Stead, London's jewel and diamond centre of Hatton Garden.
Not to my taste I will admit – and what the gems do for the Vodka is debatable – however it is bound to appeal to those who love Bling!
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