Cognitive Surplus- Whiskey Stones
Cognitive Surplus- Whiskey Stones

Cognitive Surplus- Whiskey Stones

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Let metamorphic rock chill your whiskey to the perfect sipping temperature – using science

Whiskey is best appreciated at 50-60ºF. At room temperature, your tastebuds are overrun by the flavor of alcohol, and over ice, the nuanced flavors are lost in the cold and then get watered down as you sip.

So what's the solution? Whiskey Stones!

Soapstone makes excellent whiskey stones because it has a specific heat of .98 J/gK (enough to cool your drink), and a density of 2.956 g/cm3 (so it won't absorb your drink or any foreign flavors). These extra large Mega Rocks are perfectly sized to fit in a lowball glass. 

Just freeze them like ice cubes, put one in your glass, pour whiskey over, and enjoy the perfect sip.

Why Whiskey Stones?

  1. They cool your drink to the perfect temperature so you can enjoy all the nuanced flavors.
  2. They won't dilute your drink. 
  3. They won't absorb any of your precious whiskey (or gross freezer flavor).
  4. They look awesome in your glass.
  5. They give you a great reason to talk about specific heat, different kinds of rocks, or why you love geology.

Set of two 1.6 inch (4 cm) stones in a kraft box

Material: Soapstone
Care: Dishwasher safe

 

Meet the Maker:

We create sustainable goods to celebrate science and inspire discovery. We are a minority woman owned and led small business. Our inclusive workplace provides meaningful full-time jobs to adults with disabilities. We stand for sustainability in all our actions from the products we make to the energy we use.

We appreciate that it isn't always glamorous and that breakthroughs are a lot harder than in the movies. We know how it feels to basically never feel like a superhero, especially when it seems like the answers are anywhere but in your data. We also know that for every failed experiment, late-night, and cold cup of coffee, you're helping light the way toward progress, and it's because of you that each day is a little brighter than the day before.

We make stationery and lifestyle goods to inspire you in your work and all along your journey, so you can find answers to important questions, and solutions to complex problems.