We asked our resident Bourbon fan, Jon, to share his thoughts on the Chillax Whiskey Ice Cubes we’ve been sent.
In Season 3 of The West Wing, in the episode Bartlet for America, Leo has a great monologue speaking about Scotch. He says:
“I like the little things.” The way a glass feels in your hand – a good glass, thick, with a heavy base. I love the sound an ice cube makes when you drop it from just the right height. (we see Leo with the others in the hotel room) Too high and it’ll chip when you drop it. Chip the ice and it’ll melt too fast in the scotch.”
(Note: Yes, that is Dennis “Mr. Belding” Haskins in this scene!)
After making the cubes and enjoying them with some Jefferson’s Voyage 11 Bourbon, Jon had this to say:
What did you think of the square vs the sphere?
I used the cube version. At first I thought it was small, but it fit in the glass perfectly! For some whiskey, the medium cube is better, it doesn’t water it down as much toward the end. The sphere version I used two in one glass, which was a cool visual effect. But I prefer the cube size.
Is the mold easy to store?
It fits snug in the slider drawer in my freezer.
Describe how it reacted to the booze?
With a loud snap it sat intact in the glass, slowly melting as I sipped away.
Would this work well for vacation?
This would work great if you were staying in a condo long term with a regular fridge. Otherwise, most hotel/resort fridges are too small and don’t have a separate freezer compartment.
What else should users keep in mind?
They require some effort to free the ice cube from the mold. I’m getting better at it, but it wasn’t a quick learn. The cube is easier to fill than the spheres, which come out looking a less polished (there’s a seam down the equator and a nipple on top.)
I have a larger cube mold, which is easier to get the cube out, but the larger cube doesn’t fit in all whiskey glasses.
You can buy your own cube trays on Amazon! Click HERE!
-Jon & KP
[Note: Mind of the Modern Man was given these products, free of charge, but were allowed to express their own opinions on the products.]