Whether you call them stones, rocks, coal, or eternal ice cubes ...
Whether you use them in scotch, whisky (or whiskey), sake, bourbon, rum, or any other favourites ...
These are the ones you're looking for.
Close to 2" round and 3/4" thick, this is a huge piece of soapstone that works as a great temperature sink. That means it will hold onto the cold for a long, long time.
This presentation set of 2 Drinkpucks is packaged in a beautiful wooden clamshell case. These are hand selected hardwoods and will put up with a lot of abuse in your freezer. All but the maple have been oiled with a light coat of neutral, food-grade mineral oil to bring out the character of each wood's unique grain and colour.
Each case has had the Drinkpucks word logo burned onto one side of it with a custom made branding iron. I've sanded it afterwards to give it a nice worn feeling, and sometimes the wording can be slightly diminished. Extremely dense woods, like the purpleheart, are very hard to impress and the wording may be more difficult to make out. You aren't buying these for the logo anyway, right?
I can made a custom set of these in almost any wood you can think of. I have a good selection available, so just ask and I'll see what I can do. I require a minimum order of 10 sets for custom work. I can even work it out with you to have one side laser engraved with whatever you want, as long as it fits within the boundaries of the lid. Start a conversation with me about this for more information.
I used to make the little cube-shaped whisky stones, but found this puck shape to be more pleasing as well as fitting into a glass better.
Each DrinkPuck will store enough cold energy to chill down one small, measured drink in a couple of minutes. Put it back in the freezer to recharge for your next drink. It will be cold again in 10-20 minutes, depending on how long it has been out. Keep this in mind when ordering. If you intend to have few drinks in a row (who am I to judge?), you might want to order more than one DrinkPuck. Also, it depends on how many friends you have over. If you drink alone ... well ... again, I'm not one to judge.
The soapstone is quarried in Quebec, Canada and driven to my production facility by teams of husky beavers. I cut and polish each DrinkPuck personally. The Canadian hardwoods used are naturally magnetic because of their growth so close to the Canadian Shield and cannot be cut on conventional machines. They have to be cut and processed by teams of specially trained Razorback Timber Beavers.
Okay. Some of that is a lie. I am Really Horrible, remember?
DrinkPucks make great groomsmen's gifts as well as unique presents for Christmas, birthdays or just to surprise a good friend. Who needs a reason to spread around how awesome you are? Give these for a good reason or no reason at all, and you'll be fondly remembered forever. Hallowe'en? Why not. Easter? Go for it.
When you receive your DrinkPucks, they will be a medium grey colour. After the first use, each will begin to darken. Don't worry. This is normal, and desirable. The surface is oxidizing a bit and building up a nice barrier. Soapstone is impermeable to liquids already and an inert material, so no liquids or odours will soak in. You may find a small amount of mineral oil on the stones when you take them out of the wooden case. It won't harm your drink in the slightest and will disappear after time.
Caring for your DrinkPucks is simple. Rinse and put back in the freezer. You can dry them if you want. You can even run them through the dishwasher if you have to, but I'd advise against it. That would break down the lovely patina on the surface. Remember, soapstone is soft, as stone goes. You can probably scratch it with your fingernail.
After all that, please enjoy responsibly. Do not 'drop the puck' into your drink. That could damage the glass, your precious liquor, and the DrinkPuck. The preferred method is to turn the glass upside down over a DrinkPuck in your other hand. Then invert. Boom.
I also suggest using straight-sided glasses. Your DrinkPuck is a weighty piece of stone, and may have unpredictable and surprising results in tulip-shaped glasses. Nobody finds that hockey-player-grin attractive.
I've been told that some people use their DrinkPucks in mugs of beer or wine. Please keep in mind that it may help to keep an already cold mug of beer cold, but won't chill down an already room temperature beverage very efficiently. Also, unless you drink your wine out of a coffee mug, I wouldn't suggest putting them into your lovely stemware, either.
I know the shipping is high. Canada Post prices are available on their website. I'm flinging rocks through the mail here. The shipping prices listed are for a maximum of 2 cases in a standard package. If you want more than that, I'll have to package them differently and will make a custom listing for you that includes the shipping. Feel free to send me a convo about that first.
For Ottawa local pickup, you can eliminate the shipping fee with coupon code: OTTAWALOCALPICKUP
I'll send you the specific info via Etsy convo (Baseline/Fisher).