So I began sourcing high quality extract grade beans. I found Vanilla Products USA on ebay here where I purchased a couple of small bundles of extract grade vanilla. I closely followed the tutorial here and found some lonely vodka on my bar.
It is not necessary to use high quality vodka like the Ketel One (above)...honest, I used what was on hand.
After several months of submission, I found amber glass jars and bottle wax to seal the deal.
I put personal message on the waterproof labels scored at onlinelabels.com. I also put a small vanilla bean in the jar so vodka can be added to it for lifetime use.
One of the possible bu-products is vanilla sugar. Never to waste a good product, I made some by covering the beans in sugar.
I've used some in peach cobbler and baking items...even on oatmeal and grits (an acquired taste). ~ksp