The temperature at which you drink bourbon, whiskey, or scotch affects the taste. Colder temperatures dampen the alcohol taste so you can enjoy the subtle notes of the whiskey, while warmer temperatures have the opposite effect. In today’s blog from Spirits On Ice, we discuss which top whiskey brands work well with a whiskey ice ball.
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1. Suntory Whisky
Suntory hails from Japan, a country not necessarily known for its tradition of whisky brands. However, Japanese imports cannot be ignored. Japan’s whisky crafters learned from Scottish and American companies, and they create their own quality batches of liquor. Suntory is one of the top-selling brands in Japan. A whisky ice ball brings out the deep notes of this Asian entry. Suntory has been around since 1937, and it features notes of grapefruit, grapes, peppermint, and thyme.
2. Crown Royal
You’ve probably seen the commercials on television. Crown Royal has a huge following, and it hails from Canada. If you’re into traditional whiskey, this brand is a great choice. Crown Royal also has flavored whiskey, such as peach. A perfectly round whiskey ice ball enhances every note of whiskey, including any fruit flavors, as well as the caramel and light vanilla taste.
If you want truly traditional whiskey, look no further than Jameson Distillery in Dublin. Their 18-year-old whiskey is the flagship of the brand. Savor this liquor gradually thanks to the quick chill and slow melt of a whiskey ice ball. You can almost taste the aged oak barrels and a recipe that’s been around for nearly 250 years. Spicy wood and fruity notes abound in this quality liquor.
4. Jim Beam
If it tells you anything about how far whiskey has come in the past several decades, Jim Beam is the first American entry on our list. Take in the wood characteristics and slightly sweet flavors in this top American brand of whiskey. And don’t forget the whiskey ice ball.
5. Jack Daniels
No whiskey conversation is complete without Jack Daniels. Light vanilla and caramel notes combine with a woody char for a no-nonsense whiskey that goes down crisp and clean. Our whiskey ice ball from Spirits On Ice lets you enjoy the subtle notes for a longer period of time.
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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 an ice ball to your signature cocktails, whiskey drinks, and bourbon-based creations. Contact Spirits On Ice or call (513) 932-1250 for more information.