Before introducing the Whiskey Wedge, some background. It’s no secret that like boobies, I like all kinds of alcohol. Depending on the time of year and occasion I’ve been known to imbibe on everything from the cheap but effective Steel Reserve to expensive and odd Grande Absinthe with some Moonshine sprinkled in here and there for good measure.
But when the days start to get shorter and you have to sit a little closer to the bonfire at a middle-of-the-field kegger, I turn to whiskey. And when I say whiskey, I don’t mean Jack Daniels or anything else you’d mix with Coke or whatever. I’m talkin’ expensive as fuck, hair on your chest Scotch Whiskey. Like Glenlivet 12, which happens to be my scotch whiskey of choice.
Yep, when it’s cold, I go full Ron Burgundy and regularly make an ass out of myself on Glenlivet. Scotch, Scotchy, Scotch, I love scotch. I’m also a firm believer that mixing water with scotch is a great way to ruin two perfectly good things. I DO however like my scotch cold. And I believe just the right amount of slowly melting ice adds the right amount of water to bring out the full taste of my winter-time friend.
The problem is the ice out of the fridge – and especially ice from 7 Eleven – melts so goddamn fast that by the time I’m halfway through my drink it’s like that McDonald’s coke that got left on the counter the night before that you drink anyway because you’re too lazy and hungover to go to the store.
This is because with regular ice there’s too surface area in contact with the scotch. The solution, more ice with less surface area.
Introducing the Whiskey Wedge
There are lots of crazy gadgets and half-assed Kickstarter campaigns out there trying to hock dumb shit like $1,500 ice ball makers that can indeed solve the more ice with less surface area conundrum, but none are as effective and flat out cool as the Whiskey Wedge.
On top of being cool as shit, the Whiskey Wedge definitely works as advertised. It’s a very heavy duty square rocks glass with a rubber mold that fits over top. The idea is that you fill the glass about halfway with water and then put the mold in. The mold has a convenient little hole in the top that lets the excess water squirt out. Once you’ve got it filled, pop it in the freezer and in a few hours you’ve got the perfect way to drink whiskey.
And the coolest thing is it doesn’t cost a fortune. One is great if just drink 1-2 glasses of Scotch on any given night. But if you want to use it exclusively all night and impress the ladies you should pick up 3-4.
I’m personally buying one for every manly man I have to buy for this Christmas. Buy one here.