Spirits On Ice understands why you love whiskey so much. It has subtle notes, layered aromas, and a flavor you won’t find anywhere else. Today’s blog from Spirits On Ice explains how a whiskey ice ball changes the flavor of your favorite whiskey drink.
Where Whiskey Gets Its Flavors
Whiskey starts out as a clear spirit made from various grain percentages. Whiskey may begin with fermenting corn, wheat, rye, and barley in various combinations. Peat used in the drying of grains gives whiskey its most distinctive flavor because it leaves behind a smoky essence in whiskey and Scotch whiskey.
How Whiskey Should Taste
The oak casks or barrels in which whiskey ages give the liquor its brownish color, but they also add subtle notes of caramel, vanilla, and hardwood. In addition to the alcohol, your whiskey should have a flavor reminiscent of a bit of smoke, the grain it was made with, and a hint of complementary flavors. Whiskey ice balls can bring out these subtle flavors by dropping the temperature of the beverage.
Cold Whiskey Versus Room Temperature
Whiskey’s flavor profile changes based on the temperature of the liquor. Your mouth can detect more flavors in whiskey when it’s served at room temperature. Single malts are affected the most by this process.
The quick chill of a whiskey ice ball calms the alcoholic burn associated with hard liquor. After a few sips, you may find the intense taste of warm liquor is too much to enjoy. Cold whiskey lets you savor the drink for a longer time. You can always warm up the whiskey in your mouth to savor the many nuances and notes of the drink without it stifling your nose.
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Whiskey Ice Balls by the Spirit Ice Vice
Part performance, part conversation piece, the Spirit Ice Vice ice ball maker from Spirits On Ice creates a quick chill and slow melt. Add a whiskey ice ball to your malt-based adult beverages to experience a new level of taste. Contact Spirits On Ice or call (513) 932-1250 for more information.