It starts with anticipation, careful approach and pouring emotions. Climax hits, chills flow and aftermath sets in followed by tempered mellowing. And it’s gone. Why can’t we have it over and over? What’s the balance between opened and watered down whiskey? The right amount of ice? Your glassware? Think again…
Unless you chug your fine spirits on the rocks, ice goes from wanted to unwanted. The first kiss of burn and flavor is perfect and later digress into mundane. In Japan I enjoyed giant ice cubes with a slower melt rate as the chill of choice for those chaps.
You can buy mega round ice cube trays at most asian markets. Not a bad way to go.
BUT… if second, third and forth kisses leave you unsatisfied, I know the girl for you. Soapstone rocks from BevMo can be bought, frozen and used to chill and open your spirits well enough.
Add a pure silver tumbler glass that retains chill and you’ve found true love. Together with your ‘forever ice’ every kiss tastes and feels like the first.