September 19, 2005

Bong Vodka - Art Meets Liquor for Cultural Exchange

Bong Vodka
If you ask us, it's never a bad thing when booze helps push the boundaries of art. Don't believe us? Just look at Jackson Pollock, Ernest Hemingway and now, Bong Vodka. Bong Vodka is the latest entry in the art-meets-booze world, a designer vodka from Holland that brings new meaning to the term "dutch treat."

Recently approved for sale in the US, the controversial liquor has won government approval and will be landing in Florida in November. Rumors are already flying about a blowout planned in Miami's South Beach to celebrate the arrival of the vodka in December, and there's also talk of a series of events that will include national acts as well as up-and-coming artists and musicians. You can expect to see the vodka get a wider release in selected states in January 2006.

We checked out their website, bongvodka.com which doesn't seem to be quite finished yet, but even without a site offering more information they stand out because of the bottling. It doesn't look like your typical hard liquor container, but it is evocative...let's just say, even if they don't capture their modern hipster market, every stoner in the land is going to want to get their hands on a bottle.

Plus, they have a great profile on MySpace that shows they're anything but a bunch of stuffed shirts. Check out the blurb:

"Hi, I'm a designer vodka envisioned by a group of contemporary artists to fuse together a new wave of progressive fashion and designer attitude with an age-old Dutch product of exceptional quality. My artisanal formula has been handed down through five generations of master distillers and produced through a 150-year manual process, rich with traditional standards and superior craftsmanship. I'm here to unite those various lifestyles together in spirit, by way of expressionism and appreciation for ultramodern music, art, and culture. Won't you join me?"

Plus, in the "Who I'd Like to Meet" section, they add, "I'm a silky smooth sophisticated artisan from Holland, seeking ultramodern hipsters with great taste... for cultural exchange." We're pretty sure we're not ultramodern hipsters here at Liquor Snob, but that makes us want to meet a bottle in the darkened corner of our favorite bar.

Check out the full Bong Vodka MySpace profile to become friends online, and don't forget to keep your eye peeled in your local liquor store so you can meet in person and do a little vodka tasting of your own.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at September 19, 2005 12:00 AM

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bong vodka isn't even avaiable in holland..
I live in holland and if i'm trying to get this vodka via the "official" website the shipping costs are about 130 dollars..
and next year when i'm in america i'll be 19, which means i can't drink or buy any vodka.
god bless Holland where you can drink if you're 16:)


Posted by: wendy at December 10, 2008 5:48 PM

Hi Stephanie -

Here's one place online that sells it...does that help?

http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/vodka/vodka-c78.html
(scroll down...it's about halfway down the page)


Posted by: Liquor Snob at November 28, 2007 2:02 PM

Can anyone tell me the name of the liquor store that they bought Bong Vodka from? I don't care what state it is in, they will ship!

Please reply - have been trying to get this for two years :-(


Posted by: stephanie at November 28, 2007 1:54 PM

why is it only avalible in florida and new jersey? id there something different about it that makes it that way?


Posted by: josh at April 3, 2007 9:07 AM

I would like to purchase some Holand Vodka bong.


Posted by: Christopher Brozdounoff at February 28, 2007 5:08 PM

Hello, looking to buy Holand Voka bong. In the states.NY


Posted by: Kevin Gilbert at September 29, 2006 12:53 PM

I just bought a bottle of this stuff with intentions of using it as a bong. It doesn’t work. It’s solid glass behind the little plastic thing. I’m thinking they should use a cork there or something instead.


Posted by: justin at June 3, 2006 2:20 PM

I just bought a bottle of this stuff with intentions of using it as a bong. It doesn’t work. It’s solid glass behind the little plastic thing. I’m thinking they should use a cork there or something instead. It's good vodka though.


Posted by: Justin at June 3, 2006 2:10 PM

i can tell you firsthand, as one of the official photographers and production crew, this is not just about another vodka... it is a cultural revolution. you can expect that when the bong party comes to your town, there will be art and artists of the highest caliber!
here are pics from the launch party at al capone's mansion
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbee/sets/1512691/


Posted by: barbee at December 14, 2005 10:45 PM

here are photos from the lauch party as one of the official cast members of the production and a supporter of the whole concept behind uniting the arts

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbee/sets/1512691/

coming to a city near you... hop on the bus!


Posted by: barbee at December 14, 2005 10:17 PM

Currently, it's only available in Florida, but on December 17th they will be announcing the other places it'll be available in the new year. We'll keep you posted...


Posted by: Liquor Snob at December 12, 2005 6:00 AM

Does anyone know where I can purchase Bong Vodka?


Posted by: cat at December 11, 2005 10:02 PM
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