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Re: Do I really need Whiskey Stones?
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2017, 06:52:28 PM »
@blueHouse - I was thinking what the heck do I do with these useless stones?  Not worth selling - who would want used chunks of granite?

You're right.  When I get home tonight, I'm going to dig a hole in my garden and bury them.  They came from the ground, and they're going back in.  And when I'm dead and gone and someone digs up my garden, they'll wonder what the hell they are and how they got there!

Almost as good would be to mail the stones a few at a time within prepaid envelopes back to your favorite junk mail sender with a polite note to remove you from the mailing list.  These senders have to pay the postage on what you send them and manually deal with these odd contents.

Off the topic, but DH stuffs junk mail envelopes with others' junk mail for the same reason.

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Re: Do I really need Whiskey Stones?
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2017, 05:55:27 PM »
@blueHouse - I was thinking what the heck do I do with these useless stones?  Not worth selling - who would want used chunks of granite?

You're right.  When I get home tonight, I'm going to dig a hole in my garden and bury them.  They came from the ground, and they're going back in.  And when I'm dead and gone and someone digs up my garden, they'll wonder what the hell they are and how they got there!

Almost as good would be to mail the stones a few at a time within prepaid envelopes back to your favorite junk mail sender with a polite note to remove you from the mailing list.  These senders have to pay the postage on what you send them and manually deal with these odd contents.

Off the topic, but DH stuffs junk mail envelopes with others' junk mail for the same reason.

This is a great idea. I may try it myself. :-)

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Re: Do I really need Whiskey Stones?
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2017, 05:38:07 PM »
No, just a cigar and a refill

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Re: Do I really need Whiskey Stones?
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2017, 09:26:20 PM »
Wow so much hate for the whiskey stones.  I have a set...They cost like ten dollars...And I use them all the time for whiskey and vodka.  Literally all I have to do is stick them in the freezer and then use them.  Afterwards I give them a quick rinse under the faucet and then stick them back in the freezer.  It ain't rocket science and they're basically free, so why not just give them a try and see if you like them?  I love a glass of Laphroaig and a nice cigar along with my stones.
I think it depends on the stones you end up with. I haven't had any, but when I initially researched them it seemed like there were a few good ones that worked and a lot of poor imitations that didn't function but still made you look a little refined. I elected not to buy them, but if you get the right set they can definitely work as advertised and provide years worth of enjoyment. The grape suggestion or the single, large ice sphere are also good alternatives.
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Re: Do I really need Whiskey Stones?
« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2017, 11:39:33 AM »
I just can't bring myself to dilute Scotch with ice. The good stuff is usually much smoother on the palate. I prefer it neat, at room temperature. The peatier the better! My current go to is Lagavulin 16. I like having a good sniff before drinking, and cooling it down in any way would mute that bouquet.

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Re: Do I really need Whiskey Stones?
« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2017, 06:59:42 PM »
Do what makes you happy. I use regular ice cubes because I like the melt rate.