Sunday, July 22, 2012
On the Rocks?
My daughter-in-law bought me these really cool chillers at a gift shop in the Outer Banks! She said she was going in to buy a pair of earrings... She had them wrapped with a bow and she and the kids gave them to me later in the day. What a nice surprise! It's a silly thing, something I would never buy myself. But it's cool, isn't it!
They are solid Granite. You chill them in the freezer and use them like ice in your whiskey. Each one is a different color so it helps keep track of whose glass is whose!
'Ice is often added to a drink to rapidly drop its temperature, but in the case of fine spirits, too much cold closes down the flavors. Ice cubes can also change the taste and odor of a drink as they melt and dilute the spirit.
On The Rocks chills whiskies and other fine liquors to their ideal drinking temperature (about 59°F,) without adding unwanted taste or diluting the drink. The solid granite stays cold, ensuring a smooth and leisurely drinking experience.
For these reasons, whiskey connoisseurs prefer On The Rocks instead of ice. Whisky specialist, Marc Reynier, from the Bruichladdich distillery in Scotland points out; “We go to lengths to provide hand-selected, natural whiskey, unadulterated by additives, sweeteners or colorings only for the drinker to go and add chlorine and fluoride,” chemicals commonly found in frozen tap water.'
Want a set for yourself? They make a great unusual gift for a friend too. Go here and order one.
This post is linked to Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking!