Every seasoned whiskey aficionado has their preference on how to enjoy a glass of whiskey. Some swear by a neat glass of scotch, others prefer a little ice to open up the flavor as it melts. Amongst those who prefer their whiskey on the rocks, there’s an even deeper debate on just how to chill the spirit. There’s now a new option, the Whiskey Wedge by Corkcicle, an angled ice cube that is designed to melt slowly and evenly thanks to a limited, angled surface area.
The Whiskey Wedge is both an ice cube tray and a glass, a pair that can be pulled out of the freezer and prepared before whiskey is poured on top. The volume of whiskey atop the ice is matched in proportion to the ice wedge, and as consumed, the large section of ice at the bottom thaws very slowly. Now you shouldn’t be rushed while you enjoy your glass, and the goal here is to melt slowly so that there’s ice left in your glass by the time you’ve finished your whiskey.
The Whiskey Wedge by Corkcicle joins a long list of specialty ice systems for whiskey lovers. There are the rock cube systems that use chilled rocks instead of ice to cool a drink. That’s a great system, but a little bit of water from melting ice can have flavor benefits that the rock cubes can’t offer. There’s also the perfectly spherical ice cube machines, but those can be prohibitively expensive. The other, more decorative ice cube systems are more for the eye than they are for the drink (like these 3D-milled ice cube sculptures for your glass). The Whiskey Wedge, by comparison, is a nice mix of the best options. It’s also pretty cheap, available for $15 per set (one glass, one silicone ice cub mold). It’s a fun, promising little concept, and we’re pumped to give it a go over a glass of Jameson. [via uncrate]