Whiskey Stones

Soapstone vs. Stainless Steel

Here at SipDark we get a lot of questions comparing our Soapstone product versus our Stainless steel. One of our goals is to manage the proper expectations for our customers and to educate them so we can help get them into the right product. 


Soapstone is a non-pours material, meaning it will not absorb any tastes or smells. On average, one Soapstone will chill your 3oz beverage 5 degrees and adds a slight chill to take the edge off of room temperature. Three of these stones will equal about one ice cube. This is your more traditional way of chilling your favorite whiskey. 


Stainless Steel stones are a newer design that's made of the same stainless steel found in your typical restaurant, and is filled with a non-freezing alcohol (safe if consumed). The point of using the alcohol is because it has a lower freezing point than ice. Typically one of these stones will drop the temperature of your 3oz drink 12 degrees, similar to adding 1 ice cube. 


To sum it up: If you're looking to take a slight edge off of your room temperature whiskey, we would suggest using soapstone. If you're looking for more of a chilled beverage, go with the stainless steel. Both are a great accessory to add to chill your beverage without diluting it! 


We have a great video demonstrating the differences in temperatures between our products! 

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  • As a reply to CJ saying that the ss cube tastes bad.

    If what you are saying is true, that means that your spoons, forks and knives taste bad… Do you eat with your hands because you don’t want that taste ruining your steak?

    Ss (what the cubes and 99% of cutlery is made of) only tastes bad only if it is not properly washed or if your freezer is fouled by something.

    Alex on
  • I looked at several reviews of rocks and stainless steel cubes, and I am baffled as to why taste is almost never mentioned. I confess I have not tasted the present selection of whiskey rocks, but I will say definitely that stainless steel tastes bad. If you don’t believe it, just get some stainless steel cubes and suck on them. They taste bad, don’t they? And the taste lingers. I don’t want that in my expensive whiskey (or whisky).

    CJ on
  • Good to know. I’m looking for as good stoner to dip in my drink.

    Ima Grabyoass on
  • This was perfect info and nice and short. Love it

    Sean on
  • I like doods alot

    Men on

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