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    Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Something tells me there are a few Maker's Mark Ambassadors here on StraighBourbon. Maker's sends their Ambassadors holiday gifts each year and for 2010, Maker's Mark has delivered a nice plastic ice ball maker for a spherical shape which will ensure less surface area in your near "perfect" ice cube, it won't melt as slowly giving you optimum Bourbon drinking moments..and not the water.

    Anyone used theirs? Here is a picture of it and more info on this link - ice ball maker

    Or you could use these in place of snowballs for snowball fights...jk!

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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Yep, this is mentioned in this thread.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=15071
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    I think Tom meant it won't melted as quickly.

    In Japan, apprentice bartenders carve spheres and other ice shapes from square blocks. There is a machine for bars that will do the same thing. That is perceived as better than the molded type, although the molded ones are all I've had, here in Chicago at bars such as The Violet Hour and The Whistler.

    There was a big stink a few years ago when one of the single malts started to promote ice balls and give the carving machines to bars because, you know, single malt drinkers thought their sacrament was being defiled.

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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    I can't wait to give it a try! Their gifts are always a nice touch.
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    I have two of the MoMa sets and use them frequently
    during summer months. The round ice does seem to
    melt more slowly, especially when used for mixed drinks
    in a Bodum double walled glass.
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Just got mine last week and will test it out tonight. Seems a bit gimmicky to me, but what do I know? I'm not much for ice in my whiskey anyway (especially in winter) but what the heck, it looks interesting.
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    I got mine, made some last night my MIL's boyfriend is coming over for Christmas and it was discussed that he wanted to try Templeton rye over ice.

    The trays are a little hard to fill and empty.
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    The trays are a little hard to fill and empty.
    The MoMA "two ball" ones are tricky to fill as well. You fill
    up the lower half and then set the upper half into the lower
    part. Any little "jiggle" and you hear a "whistle" sound when
    the upper half raises which can result in not fully formed
    spheres if you put it into the freezer this way. It takes a
    bit of trial & error but after doing it a few times, you can
    get it to work.

    As far as removing the ice, I've had no problem with the 2
    piece set - using a butter knife to chip away excess and pry
    out the spheres - and figure this would work on the MM set
    as well. Not as easy as the old "twist & dump" ice trays but
    not terribly bothersome.
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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Got mine this week, can't wait to give it a try.

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    Re: Ice Ball Maker from Maker's Mark

    Got mine and put to use - My son with Knockabout Gin (made locally in MA) and mine with Four Roses.

 

 

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