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What did you get for Christmas?

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Ryguy » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:20 pm

I just remembered a gift that I got for Christmas (whisky related). Not a bottle, but I did get a set of 8 Teroforma Whisky Stones. They are a soapstone, made in Vermont. The idea is to chill your whisky without diluting or changing the flavor.

I hadn't even heard of these before, does anyone have experience with something like this? I drink my whisky neat, but I suppose it could be interesting to see how chilling it, without diluting, could change things. Any thoughts?
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby johan brugge » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:42 pm

Collector57 wrote:Don't fancy chilling my whisky thanks. If I did, I could stick it in the fridge.

I second that Nick. Why would you chill a single malt anyway? Maybe it would work fine with some blended whiskies in the summer.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Ryguy » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:49 pm

Collector57 wrote:Don't fancy chilling my whisky thanks. If I did, I could stick it in the fridge.


I know, that's what I was thinking. I rarely even add water, forget about ice! But after all, it was a gift, and not something I had asked for. I wasn't about to say "What the heck am I to do with these?" :headbang:
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Ryguy » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:05 pm

Collector57 wrote:You can always put them in your Budweiser, or your mint julep, Ry :P


Good idea, I will now call them "Beer Stones"......hehehe :D :D :D
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby johan brugge » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:12 pm

Collector57 wrote:Hmmm, stretching the definition of "beer" a bit far, if you use them for Budweiser, don't you think? :D

Ouch, touche!
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Ryguy » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:28 pm

Collector57 wrote:Hmmm, stretching the definition of "beer" a bit far, if you use them for Budweiser, don't you think? :D


Nick, you said Budweiser, I said Beer.......there is a difference! :P :P
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Ryguy » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:03 pm

Ok, so I admit, the first thing that came to my mind was Beer when you said Budweiser. :P :P
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:37 pm

Ryguy wrote:
Collector57 wrote:Don't fancy chilling my whisky thanks. If I did, I could stick it in the fridge.


I know, that's what I was thinking. I rarely even add water, forget about ice! But after all, it was a gift, and not something I had asked for. I wasn't about to say "What the heck am I to do with these?" :headbang:

I don't normally chill whisky but there were occasions when I was in Turkey when it was 45C in the shade and the whisky got way too hot very quickly even if it had been in the fridge. In those circumstances frozen stones give you more of a chance of enjoying your drink.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby daveski » Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:38 am

I got a Caol Ila Distillers Edition and a Talisker 10. :D

With which i was very pleased.

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:33 pm

Nice , very nice - a rather piquant pair of whisky Daveski.

I also received (along with the three pack) a LCBO gift certificate. It will be put to very good use - the continued expansion of the whisky collection.

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