What are whiskey stones?
Whiskey stones are small cubes, usually of solid soapstone, used to chill your whiskey or any other drink without ice or water. They are added to liquor after they’ve been stored in a freezer for about four hours, and can be reused numerous times. The best kinds can last a lifetime.
Whiskey stones come in a variety of sizes, so you have the option of using one large cube or several smaller ones. Some whiskey stones are ball shaped, mimicking the cutting-edge vibe of round ice cubes. They can be personalized and branded and given away as personal or corporate gifts.
Soapstone is the original material used as whiskey stones. This metamorphic rock is non-porous and is odorless and tasteless, so it doesn’t affect the taste and odor of your liquor. Soapstone also has a soft composition, which makes it easy to cut, shape, and smoothen. A finished whiskey stone will not cut or break your whiskey glass.
Whiskey stones have seen several innovations over the years. One of these is the use of stainless steel instead of soapstone. Other available whiskey stones are made of granite, marble, quartz, and surgical-grade steel.
The stones also now come in shapes other than cubes and balls, including fun nautical shapes, cylinders, and pyramids. They’re also available in a variety of finishes and colors, making them the perfect gift for the “man (or woman) who has it all”.