Tuesday, February 9

Whisky Stones

"Over 150 years ago, a Vermont farmer unearthed a sizable chunk of soapstone while tilling his field.

This chance incident marked the debut of Vermont Soapstone. Realizing its unique ability to maintain warm and cool temperatures, local Vermonters began mining and milling this unusually smooth gray stone for a variety of household and cooking purposes. Today, under the careful stewardship of owner Glenn Bowman, Vermont Soapstone continues to build its unparalleled expertise as America's original fabricators of soapstone – using many of the same techniques first formulated by the original founders.

Being a fan of single malt scotch, Teroforma co-founder Andrew Hellman had pondered this exact question before. After a bunch of searching and testing, we came up with Whisky Stones as the answer. Based on an idea using granite that has been in existence in Scandinavia for centuries, we chose to work with natural soapstone due to its softness (won’t scratch the glass) and its unique ability to retain temperature for extended periods of time.

A few hours in the freezer and the stones are ready to complement your favorite tipple without imparting either flavor or odor." - from Teroforma.com

"Ideal for chilling your favorite spirit without diluting its flavor" - i ordered a set of these for the him for valentine's day. i'm also looking for a whiskey decanter thing for him, not sure what they're really called, but something similar to the one seen in 'the return to snowy river,' when harrison sits down for a drink with the banker before the horse race begins.

i like their slogan: "ice melts. whisky rocks."

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