whiskey

General

Our Green Commitment

We at The Whiskey Ice Co.® are committed to designing and manufacturing in the USA.  We are also committed to the environment, which is why we source scrap aluminum from the USA, also known as "Upcycling", to use in manufacturing.  Checkout this great article on Intercongreen.com about Upcycling vs. Recycling. Our other manufactured products use recycled metals whenever possible, including a minimum of 60% recycled stainless steel, and we use scrap copper for copper-plated products.

Besides upcycling aluminum, we use a minimum of 60% recycled stainless steel, and reclaimed copper and gold. We also use post-consumer recycled packaging materials in all of our shipping and printing.  And, we still offer the best price in the world for a complete ice ball maker set, while guaranteeing it for life.

Why do we care so much about where the aluminum comes from? 

Because every year, aluminum scrap is discarded and ends up in our landfills to stay there for a lifetime.  By re-purposing aluminum scrap (a.k.a. Upcycling), we are removing waste aluminum piece by piece and converting it into something new and usable, and you can feel good about your Spherical Ice Ball Maker knowing that you too are doing your part to help the world be a little greener.

General

Memorial Day Flash Sale

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives protecting our great nation while in the armed forces. We ask that you take a moment and raise a glass to toast the fallen soldiers and military personnel who have helped to keep our country free.

We rarely offer sales on our patent pending ice ball maker because we believe that we already offer the best, largest, most efficient, and greenest ice ball maker in the world, and it already includes all accessories that you need to use it…

Reviews

Ice Ball Review - Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Today, we're reviewing one of our favorite oaky bourbons from Woodford Reserve. As far a Kentucky Straight bourbons go, Woodford Reserve is about as Kentucky as bourbons get. Woodford Reserve has been the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby since 1996, and it even produces a limited-edition bottle each year specifically for the horserace.

Recipes from the Lab

Old Fashioned with Bitters Ice Ball

One of our favorite old(est) school cocktails is the Old Fashioned. We have posted several recipes and there are dozens of variations. Hailing from the late 1800’s, it was the first drink actually referred to as a “cocktail.” Traditionally made with bourbon, this cocktail is actually quite simple to make. We have experimented with other types of whiskey, such as rye, but also rum, and in certain parts of the USA, an Old Fashioned is even made with brandy, instead of whiskey. 

Recipes from the Lab

New York Cocktail with Real Grenadine Ice Ball

The classic New York Cocktail is made with a heavy hand of grenadine, which can sometimes make it a little too sweet for some tastes. By adding the grenadine directly to the ice ball, the sweetness is slowly released into the cocktail as it is enjoyed. We make the change even better by using Real Grenadine, which is made from Pomegranate juice and orange blossom water.

Recipes from the Lab, General

Perfect Manhattan

Much like the Old Fashioned, the Manhattan is one of the oldest and (and in our opinion, one of the finest) cocktails. The Manhattan is the first cocktail documented to use vermouth as a modifier. And just like the Old Fashioned, there are many variations of the Manhattan, but we’re partial to this variant – with an ice ball of course.

Recipes from the Lab

Old School Cocktail Revival - The Bourbon Crusta

When we started thinking about the old school, and even the "oldest school" cocktails that your great grandfather enjoyed, several classics came to mind, the Old Fashioned, the Manhattan, etc. We thought to ourselves "selves, we should go major old school." So we dusted off the Bourbon Crusta...

Recipes from the Lab

Old School Cocktail Revival with a Twist - The Ward Eighty Eight

Originating in the late 1890's, the Ward 8 is said to have been created to celebrate the election of Martin Lomasney to Massachusetts' General Court. In particular, Boston's Eighth Ward was known for delivering Mr. Lomasney a high voting margin, which is where the cocktail's name came from.

Simplest Craft Cocktails, Recipes from the Lab

The World's Simplest Craft Cocktails - Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour

When we think about the oldest "old school" cocktails, one that is making a welcomed resurgence is the Whiskey Sour.  For what seemed like, well, way too long, some people (including some who called themselves 'bartenders') had been using fluorescent green and yellow "sour mix" that only had the word 'sour' in common with lemons (as it is doubtful any real juice was an ingredient). This was a crime and if you are still guilty of the mass produced "sour mix" usage, step away from it immediately.