Ok, if you don't wanna use the stone "ice", why not try
a whiskey stone shot glass?!...
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.
Last edited by eneely; 01-12-2012 at 15:01.
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
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?
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.
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).
My BIL had these at Christmas, and he had me try them. I found them utterly useless.
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