What Are Whiskey Stones?

Whiskey stones are small pieces of stone that chill your drink without diluting it, allowing you to enjoy your whiskey without any changes to its delicate flavour and aroma. So if you’re a whiskey connoisseur who appreciates the finer things in life, these stones are a must-have for your home bar.

The purpose of whiskey stones is to add a touch of class and sophistication to your drinking experience. Not only do they keep your drink perfectly chilled, but they also give you the power to control the temperature of your whiskey to your exact preference. So, whether you like your whiskey just a touch below room temperature or ice cold, whiskey stones have got you covered.

How To Use Whiskey Stones?

1. Remove your Whiskey stones from the freezer.
2. When you’ve chosen your favourite whiskey glass, add 2-3 of your whiskey stones into the glass.
3. Pour 50ml of Jameson Irish Whiskey into the glass.
4. Wait 1-2 minutes to allow the whiskey time to chill.
5. Sip and enjoy!

How Do Whiskey Stones Work?

So how do whiskey stones work? Time for the science bit. The science behind whiskey stones lies in their ability to absorb heat from the whiskey, which allows them to cool the whiskey without diluting it like ice would. When whiskey stones are chilled in the freezer, they become cold which can then cool down the whiskey once you’ve popped them in by absorbing heat from the whiskey and giving you the perfectly chilled glass to savour and enjoy. Cool, huh?  

Whiskey stones are a fantastic replacement for ice when you prefer your whiskey flavour profile to remain intact without any dilution, but let’s just say you’re someone who likes a little dilution that the ice can bring, but you prefer your whiskey to be on the cooler side and feel like you’re rushing to enjoy your whiskey at the temperature you like without having the rest of the ice dilute the flavour too much. Well, that’s where whiskey stones come in. Simply place the number of ice cubes you like that will dilute the whiskey to (your chosen) perfection and top it off with the number of whiskey stones you need to bring it down to the right temperature—it’s the perfect solution.   

What Are Whiskey Stones Made Of?

The main types available are made from marble, soapstone, granite and stainless steel. They can come in varying sizes and shapes, either with sharp edges, soft edges or if it’s stainless-steel whiskey stones, they usually come in balls of steel.

Natural stones such as marble or soapstone are a fantastic solution because they are not only nonporous, meaning they won’t absorb any unwanted flavours or aromas, but they are also great at retaining cold temperatures. In other words, they are the perfect addition to any tipple.

Jameson Irish Whiskey Stones

What better way to chill your Irish whiskey than with handcrafted Connemara Marble whiskey stones? For centuries, Connemara Marble has been valued in Ireland as the ‘Irish Gemstone’ due to its beauty and rarity. This rock can only be found along Ireland’s rugged wild Atlantic coast, reflecting the unique beauty of the Irish landscape. This rock can only be found along Ireland’s rugged wild Atlantic coast, reflecting the unique beauty and charm of the Emerald Isle. Our Jameson Irish Whiskey Stones are a welcome addition to your home barware, adding a touch of Irish class to any glass. Sláinte!

If you know anyone who enjoys Irish whiskey and admires Irish heritage, this could make a great gift – a charming way to add a little piece of Ireland to every Jameson serving they enjoy. Gifts like these will keep them entertained for years, and they’ll raise a glass to you every time they use them.

How Do You Clean Whiskey Stones?

Just use some warm water and a soft cloth to give them a gentle scrub, then let them air dry before popping them back in the freezer for their next round of duty. Stainless steel and granite stones can handle the dishwasher, but marble and soapstone are best washed by hand to avoid any mishaps.

FAQs About Whiskey Stones

What are Whiskey Cubes?

Whiskey cubes, whiskey stones, they are two names for the same thing—a small piece of stone or metal that allow you to serve your whiskey to your desired temperature without changing the delicate flavour or aroma.  

What are whiskey stones made from?

Whiskey stones are made from a range of materials depending on what you’re after. We’ve seen whiskey stones that are marble, soapstone, granite and stainless steel.  

How long do whiskey stones stay cold?

Just like anything you use to chill your drink, how long they stay cold will depend on the type of material that the whiskey stones are made from and how you decide to chill them. On average they’ll stay cold for around half an hour before coming back to room temperature—the perfect amount of time to enjoy your whiskey.  

Do I put whiskey stones in the freezer?

You absolutely can, putting whiskey stones in the freezer is the best way to keep them as cold as possible so you can if add something like ice to your drink but with no dilution of flavour or aroma.  

Are whiskey stones better than ice?

Whiskey stones are better than ice if you prefer no dilution to your whiskey, so the flavour and aroma stays intact. If you prefer when your whiskey dilutes, then we’d recommend sticking to ice or adding water to your serve with whiskey stones so you can manage the dilution.

Do whiskey stones make a difference?

Whiskey stones definitely make a difference. If you’re looking for a way to keep your whiskey cool but don’t want any dilution from ice, we’d recommend getting yourself some whiskey stones.