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When To Use Stone Vs. Stainless Steel Whiskey Cubes
For whiskey connoisseurs who believe the drink shouldn’t be diluted by water or ice, whiskey cubes offer a good way to keep the spirit cool. This accessory, which is frozen and then added to the liquor, can be made from different materials, including stone and stainless steel, which each have their own unique qualities.
Cubes made of non-porous materials like soapstone shouldn’t add any off flavors or aromas to your drink, nor do they leach out the whiskey's inherent taste. However, a single stone cube only keeps your drink around five degrees cooler, so you might need to use several to get the same effect as adding an ice cube.
Stainless steel whiskey cubes won’t change the drink’s flavor either, and can make drinks cooler for longer, reducing temperatures by as much as 20 degrees Fahrenheit for up to an hour. If you think you’ll be nursing your whiskey for a while, try stainless steel cubes; otherwise, stone ones will work just fine.