Will Whiskey Ice Balls Impact Taste?

A glass of whiskey with an ice ball

The struggle to keep drinks cool without watering them down is a problem as old as ice itself. There have been a variety of solutions presented, from the invention of the refrigerator to the invention of ice trays, and even the invention of whiskey stones. These whiskey stones are nonporous soapstones that are put in the freezer for several hours before you put them in your drink.

These stones keep your drink cold without melting, but even then, these stones have a shelf life of just under 30 minutes. Ice balls are a newer attempt to solve this age-old problem, and today, Spirits On Ice wants to take a look at whether or not whiskey ice balls will impact the taste of your drink.

What Is a Whiskey Ice Ball?

Well, it is exactly what it sounds like. Rather than using smaller ice cubes, some people elect to utilize an ice ball maker and use one, larger ice ball to cool their drink. At Spirits On Ice, our Spirit Ice Vice makes these ice balls and they are certainly beneficial for the overall drinking experience. However, just like anything that is made of ice, these whiskey ice balls will eventually melt in your glass of whiskey. The question then becomes, will these whiskey ice balls water down your drink?

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How Do Whiskey Ice Balls Impact Taste?

There is one thing that all ice solutions have in common: they will all eventually melt. You cannot avoid that, so in theory, every ice solution will eventually impact taste. The question is whether or not a whiskey ice ball can positively impact taste. And in many ways, an ice ball can do just that. Ice balls are slower to melt than regular ice cubes and are quicker to chill your drink. This gives you a longer window to finish your drink before it becomes watered down while also making that drink even cooler.

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While the ice ball will melt at some point, the drink will taste better and cooler and the ice likely won’t begin melting until after your drink is done.

Contact Spirits On Ice for Ice Ball Solutions

If you are a restaurant or bar owner, an ice ball maker can be fantastic for business. At Spirits On Ice, we offer the Spirit Ice Vice, which is the best ice ball maker on the market. For more information on our products, give us a call at (513) 932-1250 or contact us online today.

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