As the weather turns colder and the leaves start to bleed, many of us start looking for something to keep the chill from our bones. I don’t know about you, but my go-to is either good Highland Scotch or Bourbon. Whatever your choice of libation, if keeping it cold is imperative, I’ve come across some serious awesomeness.
The huge downside of taking your drink “on the rocks” has always been the inevitable watering down that occurs. Now, a little bit of ice melt may serve to coax out the subtle flavors and aromas of your favorite drink. But too much melted ice and all you are left with is a watered down mess. And that is simply a travesty, especially if you like the good (read: expensive) stuff.
There is a solution: Whiskey Stones. These completely odorless, tasteless ice-substitutes are made in Perkinsville, Vermont with natural soapstone. All you have to do is pop them in your freezer until they’re good and cold. Drop them into a glass and add your favorite liquor. Once you’re done with the drink, all you have to do is rinse, dry and place the stones back in the freezer.
As with any great product, I’m left to wonder why no one thought of this before. The truth is, there have been products similar to this available on the market. There are even ice substitutes that are made with marble and hand blown glass, but this ingenious idea hasn’t yet taken root. To that end, I know l’ll be taking my Scotch “on the stones” this season, ’cause these stones are better than any rocks.