A tradition and experience reinvented
Gone are the days where you consumed your whiskey or wine warm because an ice cube would dilute your drink. Made from a select type of soapstone, the whiskey stone is shaking things up behind the bar. Made for the liquor, wine, or even beer connoisseur who appreciates a chilled beverage, the whiskey stone, also known as the sipping stone, slightly chills your preferred adult libation.
What are whiskey stones?The whiskey stone is a premier bar item that can class up your drink without a hefty price tag. Other than its usefulness, whiskey stones are easy to use. Just like ice cubes, the sipping stones are stored in the freezer. Many brands also include a handsome bag to accompany the stones. Unlike similar items which are many times stored in a cup or lost in a freezer, the bag that accompanies most whiskey stones keeps the beverage enhancers together and clean. Also, it looks a lot smoother when you pull a bag of sipping stones out of the freezer, instead of a cup.
Whiskey stones are easy to clean and frequently only require being rinsed under water. When it’s time to use a sipping stone, many companies recommend letting it sit for about five minutes before putting it in your drink.
The main benefit of a sipping stone is that is maintains the flavor of your beverage. This is especially important for liquors and wines, where a drink is meant to be slightly chilled but not freezing cold.Other than watering down a drink, ice cubes also mask the subtleties of liquors and wines by making them cold. Additionally, other than similar items such as plastic ice cubes, there are not any added, unwanted flavors in your drink. The whiskey stone is a thoughtful invention, where the creators even intended to provide an even chilling of the beverage by creating a perfect cube shape, which evens out the surface area of the cube and provides uniformity in chilling.
A unique bar tool and bar gift
The whiskey stone is quickly becoming a staple in the art of the bar experience. With the increase of attention to the intricacies of liquors, wines, and beers, beverage enthusiasts are finding the sipping stone enhances their experience and comradery among individuals enjoying a drink together. Not to be cheeky, but the whiskey stone also serves as a great ice breaker just for their unique look.
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