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Old 02-03-2016, 02:02 PM
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Whisky/Burbon drinkers - help with ice!

I have a good friend who is turning 50 this month and loves Whiskey. I was thinking of getting him some of the now popular "ice cubes" that everyone is using. I think you guys probably know what I am talking about. They are large ice cubes with either designs or shapes to them. Does anyone have any good ones that they use or can recommend some? I don't mind spending the money for some good ones I just don't have any experience with these ice cube trays/makers.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:08 PM
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I use these, and wouldn't trade them for anything else. No more diluted drinks.

http://www.originalbos.com/
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:11 PM
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I'm not sure on the fancy ice cubes, but have you heard of whiskey stones? You put them in the freezer and use instead of ice to keep from watering down the whiskey.

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Old 02-03-2016, 02:30 PM
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I just use whiskey stones. I'll still add a few ices cubes along wit the stones. The ice helps chill the drink quicker, but the stones keep it cold.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:56 PM
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I just use these silicone ones:

http://www.amazon.com/Large-Silicone...ice+cube+trays

I like the ice better than the stones. The whiskey's I don't like diluted I just put in the freezer and pour neat.
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Old 02-03-2016, 02:59 PM
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I agree with the stones if you want your whiskey straight up. If not try some whiskey ice balls. Both are inexpensive in my mind.
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:03 PM
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I have the stones but still like ice. My kids gave me these and it is pretty remarkable how long they last - minimal melting.

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PR...Molds+Set+of+2
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:46 PM
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I have the stones but still like ice. My kids gave me these and it is pretty remarkable how long they last - minimal melting.

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PR...Molds+Set+of+2
Those look alright.
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Old 02-03-2016, 04:04 PM
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I use the ice spheres as I like my alcohol pretty cold. The stones I found never cooled it enough for my like. If you can get the ice clear it will not melt as quickly. Best luck I have had for spheres making clear ice is the Polar Ice Trays

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...polar+ice+tray

Funded them on Kickstarter and love the products. They even sell storage tubes for the ice spheres after you make them. Always get complimented whenever I pour a drink using the ice spheres.

Scott, how well do those spheres you posted chill a drink?
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Old 02-03-2016, 05:03 PM
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Adding ice or even chilling whiskey is heresy!
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