You can literally drink your whisky on the rocks, with these marble and stone cubes replacing ice. It’s latest craze in drinking accessories. The idea is simple: take some stones, put them in the freezer, and then put them in your drink instead of ice cubes. Ideal for Whiskey, Scotch, Bourbon and other Spirits. For whisky drinkers in particular, icing stones offer a handful of advantages over regular, water ice cubes.
1. Whisky stones leave nose and flavors intact
The marble or granite doesn’t have the freezing power of the same amount of ice, it mildly cools the whiskey, rather than harshly chilling it, leaving the nose and flavors intact. In facts, according to some whisky lovers, the freezing cold of ice suppresses some flavors, while leaving others untouched and the harsh chill of water ice destroys the nose of a whiskey, as it plunges the temperature to far below the vaporization point of alcohol.
2. Whisky stones do not melt
The obvious advantage of stone ice is that it does not melt, and therefore won’t dilute your drink with unwanted tap water flavors. Even if you like a splash of water in your whiskey, tap water in your whiskey is a huge no-no. The stones are non-porous and will not impact neither flavor nor odor.
3. Whisky stones freeze quickly
Another advantage is that whiskey stones freeze quickly in just 20 – 30 minutes in the freezer, whereas water needs hours to freeze into ice cubes. Rinse and air dry after use. When the cubes are dry you can put them back into your freezer and re-use them anytime.
We have found a wide variety of marble, granite and soapstone sets. Most of them come in a little bag which you can keep in your freezer, and some even have fancy packaging in wooden boxes. Marble ice cubes can be a smart gift idea to impress your family, co-workers, friends etc. If you like this, you will also love these marble wine coolers.