Whiskey purists would cut their own tastebuds off before allowing ice anywhere near their drink. Cold whiskey is great, but ice tends to melt and muddle the flavor. Whiskey stones are generally supposed to be the best of both worlds, but what kind of whiskey stone should you use? Cool Material decided to run some tests and find out.

Apparently, traditional whiskey stones don't really do much of anything. If you want to add some actual function to the clunky bits in your drink, though, balls of steel and steel ice were pretty damn effective. Both were able to cool the bourbon down at least 20 degrees. Head on over to Cool Material to check out their interpretation of the results, and for all you hopeful cheapskates out there: No, actual rocks will not work either. [Cool Material]


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