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Great Idea that KINDA works
on July 5, 2012
I have become a fan of drinking whiskey, and I do prefer it on the rocks, so this seems like a great concept: Chill your booze but don't water it down! BUT, it is of limited use.
My wife gave me these as a gift and I thought it was a neat idea. Looking inside, the black velvet bag and the marbled grey stones inside do have a good esthetic feel to them. It is certainly a nice novelty gift for someone.
I put the rocks in my freezer and let them chill overnight. I took them out, then poured myself some Kentucky Bourbon over them in a tumbler. They have an interesting look in a tumbler, and certainly would be a conversation starter walking around with them in your glass.
First shot out of the box, the rocks definitely help cool the whiskey, but they are not able to really chill it like ice would. Close maybe, but not totally there. Of course, if you have yourself another, by this time the rocks have lost much of their chill, and you will only see a moderate affect on the booze.
Now, if you REALLY hate your whiskey watered down, but like it chilled, I would definitely recommend this product. Even if you are agnostic on that, these are a neat little thing to have around, but do not expect them to replace ordinary ice.
BTW, I could detect NO affect on the whiskey itself from the rocks, as advertised.
I gave the product 4 stars because it's a neat idea, I do use them and they do work somewhat, but I do like them, but I can't give it a resounding 5.