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Whiskey stones buying guide – Keep your drink cold with whiskey stones

Updated on December 28, 2011
Teraforma whiskey stones
Teraforma whiskey stones

Whiskey stones are stones used to keep whiskies cold without worrying about the whiskey diluting because of the ice. Whiskey stones can be used for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and they are a great way to keep your drink cold because they don't dilute in water or any other drink. Read on to find out what are whiskey stones, some of the best selling whiskey stones that you can buy and why whiskey stones can be a great gift for your dad, boyfriend, husband or any whiskey lover.

What are whiskey stones?

Whiskey stones are small blocks of stones made from soapstone which are used to keep drinks cold. As you would imagine, whiskey stones are non-porous, odorless and tasteless. You can freeze the whiskey stones and then simply put them in a glass of whiskey to chill the alcohol.

Why whiskey stones?

Most whiskey lover will tell you how they hate it when ice cubes dissolve in the whiskey and ruin the taste and texture, especially when they consume neat whiskey. Apart from whiskey, whiskey stones are also used to chill Bourbon, Scotch and other spirits. As they don't dilute, whiskey stones can also be used for non-alcoholic drinks.

How do whiskey stones work?

Whiskey stones work in a relatively simple manner. All you need to do is freeze your whiskey stones a few hours before you plan on having your drink. Once they are chilled, simply put 2-3 whiskey stones in your drink and sip on to the original flavors, textures and the palette hitting smoothness of your undiluted drink.

Style factor of whiskey stones

Besides the obvious advantages of using whiskey stones relating to the flavor and texture of your drink, whiskey stones also deliver a punch when it comes to the look and feel of a drink. They will definitely be eye candy and a spark a conversation in any cocktail party. No doubt, whiskey stones give any drink an unexpected visual appeal and one can only imagine the days when all whiskey lovers around the world will be sipping their exquisite whiskies, chilled with whiskey stones.

Things to remember before buying whiskey stones

Whiskey stones may come in different sizes. If you have peculiar glass sizes at home, you may want to check if 2-3 whiskey stones will fit with ease in the glasses that you have.

Are you buying whiskey stones for a cocktail party or a small gathering? Make sure you buy enough because if you run out of whiskey stones, you will have to give the rest of your guests real ice cubes. Not a smooth move.

Whiskey stones won't instantly chill your drink to ice cold temperatures, nor will they keep your drink cold forever. Whiskey stones offer convenient and stylish chilling solutions to your alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, not miracles.

Do you have any choices or color specifications for your whiskey stones? The last thing you want is to order a pack of whiskey stones and then regret buying them simply because you don't like the color.

Buying whiskey stones online

Yes, you can buy this wonderful accessory to add to your whiskey set at home on the internet. Here are some of the best selling and cheap whiskey stones that you can buy online.

Teroforma Whisky Stones

Made from natural soapstone, the Teroforma whisky stones will need to be frozen for at least 4 hours before being used. When you buy the Teroforma Whisky Stones, you will get a set of 9 stones and a carrying pouch to go with them. Surely a stylish touch to add to a glass of whiskey or scotch, aye?

Sipping Stones - Set of 9 Grey Whisky Chilling Rocks

Made from 100% soapstone, these grey sipping stones or should we say whiskey chilling rocks promise to preserve the flavors of your drink and give you a precisely chilled drink in your hands. These sipping stones need to be frozen for a few hours before they can be used. Once cold, you can simply put them in your glass and give it a few minutes to chill. As the soapstone does not react to water, alcoholic beverages or their non-alcoholic counterparts, these whiskey stones can be your special touch in your next cocktail party.

Sea Stones On The Rocks, Granite Chillers

Offering lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects, these granite chillers as the name suggest, are made from solid granite. Like other whiskey stones, the granite chillers will not dilute in your drink and promise to offer you the crisp flavors of your spirits throughout your drink. These Granite Chillers come with a classy looking hardwood tray that can be used for chilling and then serving them. And at the moment, Sea Stones is also offering 2 free ten ounce Tumblers with your purchase of this set of 6 stone chillers.

Hand-Blown Glass Ice Cubes or Whiskey Stones

Although they are meant to serve the same purpose, these hand blown glass ice cubes are not your typical whiskey stones. As the name suggests, these whiskey stones are made from glass and are hand blown, contrary to their soapstone or granite counterparts. These whiskey stones will chill your drink and will offer you a different drinking experience from a visual viewpoint. It'll be like having in your glass, ice that does not melt.


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      Jason 6 years ago

      For Whiskey Stones to be really effective, you need to really freeze them at a low temperature.Don't use your freezer from your fridge, use a standing or chest freezer. The reason is simple. Your freezer with your fridge usually gets down to about 18-20 degrees or so. A Standing or Chest freezer can go to over -20. My Freezing the stones at that temp, and chilling the Whiskey for 2 hours in the freezer kept a drink cold for over an hour.

      Sure, it takes some time to do it, but the Whiskey stones are great!

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      20SS08 6 years ago

      I would be cautious of the stones you decide to use with the wine simply because of the acid contents of the wine itself. I would recommend going with a glass version stone not only because acidic solutions do have an effect on granite based stones (ie wine, coke, etc) but also because the walls of a wine glass are quite thin. On the back end it will be much more aesthetically pleasing for any wine connoisseur that may prefer chilled wine. Def a great marketing idea tho!

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      Husky1970 6 years ago

      Interesting hub. I have never heard of whiskey stones before. Are they ever used for keeping wine chilled? Or is there a market for wine stones? Perhaps they would come in white or red (HaHa). Definitely voted up and useful.