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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    Ok, if you don't wanna use the stone "ice", why not try
    a whiskey stone shot glass?!...
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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    I got a set of these for Christmas, and I am undecided. They came with a wooden tray and two double old-fashion glasses.

    They cool a shot of whiskey just a little bit, much less than I thought they would. But about what the instructions claimed. I think it was 59 degrees, "the temperature of a Scottish whiskey pub." (sheesh)

    Of course, they don't add water to your whiskey, which is a plus. And swirling a stone around in the glass is a novelty, and sort of cool.

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    I got a set for free from Laphroaig but have never used them. Don't see the point to chilling whiskey, it reduces your sensitivity to the flavors

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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    I don't know. You drink red wine slightly cooled, but warm up brandy. What is the best temperature for whiskey, and is it the same for all styles?

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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    One of my buddies just dropped one into a glencairn, and the glass shattered...not surprised, but be careful if you are using thinner lined glasses.

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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    Quote Originally Posted by eneely View Post
    I don't know. You drink red wine slightly cooled, but warm up brandy. What is the best temperature for whiskey, and is it the same for all styles?
    There is no best temperature, but there's time for you to experiment to see what you prefer.
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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    I was curious about these as well. I just went out in my yard and got a couple smooth river rocks, scrubbed them, and put them in the freezer. They don't chill liquids nearly as much as ice cubes will (because the ice changing phase causes much more heat transfer than just conduction), but I don't like things "ice" cold anyway. The other advantage of river rocks is they are smoother and can be larger than the whiskey stones and less rough on the glass (although I wouldn't just drop them in).

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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eth3rStrik3r View Post
    One of my buddies just dropped one into a glencairn, and the glass shattered...not surprised, but be careful if you are using thinner lined glasses.
    My technique is to put the stone in first, then pour. But you can use that idea without paying me anything.

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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    There is no best temperature, but there's time for you to experiment to see what you prefer.
    From your mouth to God's ear.

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    Re: Whiskey Stones?

    My BIL had these at Christmas, and he had me try them. I found them utterly useless.
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