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On The Rocks

Skip the ice--serve your drinks on the rocks.

These innovative soapstone cubes were designed by Andrew Hellman, a big fan of single malt scotch, who wanted to chill his spirits without diluting them. After much research, he came up with the idea of using natural soapstone to chill drinks due to its softness (won't scratch the glass) and its unique ability to retain temperature for extended periods of time. Milled in Perkinsville, Vermont by the oldest soapstone workshop in the United States. Glasses made in Slovenia & the Czech Republic.

Simply freeze the stones. Add three to your next drink, let stand for five minutes and enjoy. Sold as a set of nine.

Want to upgrade your gift to top shelf?

We recommend the gift set: Gift Set includes a set of six Whiskey Stones and two elegant sipping glasses (pictured)

Why should I use Whiskey Stones instead of ice?

Whiskey Stones are ideal for drinking with high quality whiskey because they keep it at the perfect sipping temperature (50 degrees), whereas ice cubes can make the whiskey too cold and ruin the flavor.

A handful of ice will take a drink to just under 40 degrees, and to deep freeze a drink quickly, there is nothing better. But some drinks you neither want to dilute nor deep freeze. Temperatures in the high 30s are far too cold for good whiskey. Reason being that the wood oils in the whiskey, which have leached into the liquid from the carefully selected cask it was aged in and which carry all the flavor, tend to congeal and "close down" the flavor of the drink itself when the temperature goes below 50. The stones are specifically designed to "take the edge off without diluting or closing down the flavor."

Specifically, 3 stones in a glass containing 2-3 oz. will take the liquid temp from mid-70s (room temperature) to the 50s. Not designed for use with a large volume of liquid.

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Item ID
18392
Made from
soapstone
Measurements
Stones: approx. 0.75" cubed.
Glasses: 2.5" H x 2.75"-3.25" dia; 6 oz.
Notes
Glasses are dishwasher safe, not freezer safe. Natural soapstone is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) by the US FDA. It will not react with household solvents such as water, alcohols, detergents or mild acids.

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WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET
 
4.4

(based on 1091 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (652)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (326)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (43)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (892)
  • Attractive (638)
  • Durable (528)
  • Bright (45)
  • Useful (14)

Cons

  • Too small (37)
  • Low quality (15)
  • Delicate (12)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (803)
  • Kitchen (436)
  • Outdoors (85)
  • Living room (71)
  • Office (59)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (685), Budget shopper (277), High-end shopper (71)
    • I Am A:
    • Couple no kids (9), Single female (8), Family young kids (7), Family older kids (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (440), No (60)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (83), Husband (72), Father (24), Child (12), Self (10)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (133), Birthday (32), Other (19), Anniversary (8), Father’s day (7)

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4.0

A novel idea

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from Hawaii

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen

    Comments about WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET:

    Very unique - makes a great novelty gift. Not as cold as ice cubes would be..

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Father loved it!

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    from Picayune,ms

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          Comments about WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET:

          Best FATHER'S DAY present ever.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Father
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Father’s Day

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          5.0

          Love be these

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          from MI

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          Pros

          • Unique

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • For Your Guests

          Comments about WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET:

          Guests love it too

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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          4.0

          Great Father's Day Gift!!

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          from New York

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Delicate

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET:

          This is a great gift and with a good bottle of Scotch, very well received. I wanted to get the black glasses and stones but you were Sold Out. This turned out to be fine, but still would rather have had the black ones.

          I originally thought the glasses were too small, but it turns out, they are just right. Dad was very pleased.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Father’s Day

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          5.0

          My boyfriend loves it!

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          from Harlingen, TX

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          Pros

          • compact
          • Durable
          • Sophisticated
          • Stays Cold

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET:

            I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday and he loves it. He says the rocks stay cold and he loves how one glass is narrow at the top and one is narrow at the bottom. They fit compactly in our cupboard!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            4.0

            Perfect Gift

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            from Whitesboro, NY

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET:

            He was so happy when he opened his gift! He says they are almost perfect. The only con is he can't fill up his drink all the way anymore!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Valentine’s Day

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            4.0

            Fancy gift

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            from Toluca, México

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Kitchen
            • Living Room

            Comments about WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET:

            I bought this for my father and he loved it, deftly worth it.

            Service and delivery comments:

            I tried the fast delivery and it was totally worth it, they sent it a Friday and delivered a Monday, also they gave me a link to track the international shipment to Mexico in DHL

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Father
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            "Winning the Best Mother-in-law Ever Awa

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            from Rochester Hills, MI

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET:

              My son-in-law's birthday was in November and we purchased a book on single malt whiskeys and a good bottle of scotch. When your catalog came I knew this was the perfect companion piece for Christmas.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              Great Quality

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              from GA

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              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

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                  Comments about WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET:

                  Drop 3 in a glass and enjoy your drink!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Husband
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  4.0

                  Perfect Gift

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                  from New York, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Elegant
                  • Simple
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Too Small

                  Best Uses

                  • Drinks
                  • Gifts
                  • Kitchen
                  • Social

                  Comments about WHISKEY STONES & GIFT SET:

                  I absolutely loved the product. However, I was a little disappointed by the size of the "rocks" that came along in the package. I thought that they would be bigger. That being said, I think that's the only area upon which the product could improve. Plus, my father loved it -- doesn't get any better than that!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  The delivery came much quicker than I had anticipated -- always an added bonus.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Father
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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