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    Whiskey Stones?

    http://www.vat19.com/dvds/whiskey-stones.cfm



    Anybody ever try these things? I don't drink a lot. I sip, mostly. I'll nurse a drink for up to a hour, at times. Since I don't drink it quickly enough, I never use ice. But, I would like to, since I know you get a different flavor out of your bourbon.

    I found the Whiskey stones, and they sound like a good idea. I just don't know anything about them. How well do these work? Maybe there's a better alternative? What other options are there?

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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    See this thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sin View Post
    Anybody ever try these things? I don't drink a lot. I sip, mostly. I'll nurse a drink for up to a hour, at times. Since I don't drink it quickly enough, I never use ice. But, I would like to, since I know you get a different flavor out of your bourbon.
    We have some, given as a gift. My wife is the whiskey-on-the-rocks drinker, so she tried them, but didn't like them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sin View Post
    I found the Whiskey stones, and they sound like a good idea. I just don't know anything about them. How well do these work? Maybe there's a better alternative? What other options are there?
    Keep your bourbon, and bourbon glasses, in the freezer.
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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    Keep your bourbon, and bourbon glasses, in the freezer.
    It seems to me the fridge would be much better. Grappa and fruit brandies, for example, usually taste their best at about 12.5C (~55F). When I got a bottle of local Black Forest cherry brandy for the first time as a gift and didn't know better, I put it in the freezer. It tasted like vodka (this is bad). Having that same Kirschwasser from the fridge, it was delicious... the ripe cherry flavor really came through. A good bourbon will have more flavor and you won't lose everything in the freezer, but you lose so much flavor drinking it cold... so perhaps at least keep it in the fridge, not the freezer? Or else just put the glasses in the freezer? It just seems such a shame to have such cold whiskey with so much of the flavor frozen out of it...

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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    Depends on the ambient drinking conditions. My wife, who is the cold whiskey drinker in the family (I drink it neat, at room temperature) likes to sit out on the the patio duing the summer. The bourbon warms up pretty quickly.
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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    Might I suggest www.whiskeydisks.com

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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    I received a set of these as a gift and was told to keep them in the freezer. They do the job as advertised but the novelty is when a guest asks for whisky on the rocks.

    As for keeping whisky in the freezer, well, that's perfectly acceptable. It's your whisky, drink it as you like.

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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    I also received these as a gift a couple years ago. For some reason, I really enjoy these with rye whiskey and certain types of scotch. I think the coolness takes a bit of edge off, but not so much as melted ice. Otherwise, I don't notice much difference with bourbons and most whiskey, and they just get in the way.

    Chilling a bottle or glass makes sense as well, but I have a tiny freezer. Besides, my my bottles look much better on my shelf. I'd say if you can find these for $10 or less, pick them up on a whim and try it out.
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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    The wife got me a set of these.

    If you're looking to chill your whiskey they really don't work at all.

    However, I enjoy the weight they add to my glass. I don't know why.
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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    Whiskey Stones? A gimmicky fad and from the same fold as the "Pet Rock".
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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    Quote Originally Posted by the Duff View Post
    The wife got me a set of these.

    If you're looking to chill your whiskey they really don't work at all.

    However, I enjoy the weight they add to my glass. I don't know why.
    It has to chill them some, right? I enjoy my bourbon neat, at room temp or slightly cooler, not cold though. However, my room in the summer gets 80-85*. Hot bourbon is not as enjoyable. I was really considering some stones to keep in this freezer to cool my pours down to proper temp when it's hot as hell in my room. I keep my bourbon in my room since I have a house with roommates.

 

 

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