Planning a wedding takes a lot of time and forethought. There are so many details involved that it can seem overwhelming. Hopefully you have your list and you’re checking it twice to make sure nothing is forgotten.
While you’re taking a moment to quickly check your list, double check that “groomsman gifts” is listed. This is something you definitely won’t want to forget. You can be sure your fiancée isn’t forgetting gifts for her bridesmaids, so make sure you don’t forget gifts for your friends.
A groomsman is a very important part of a wedding. From congratulating you when you get engaged to throwing your bachelor party, a groomsman shows true friendship during this important time in your life. Something to be even more grateful for is that while everyone is enjoying the reception, your groomsman doesn’t forget he’s not just there to party. Of course you want him to enjoy himself, but he has a job to do, too. Maybe he helps welcome guests, introduces the band, or gives a speech. Whatever the case may be, a groomsman displays his friendship for you on your wedding day and you want to show your appreciation.
Such a special friend deserves a special gift. One of the most common groomsman gifts is a silver flask. While we aren’t opposed to such a gift, we have a suggestion for you. Why not shake things up a bit? Why give a gift that nearly every other groomsman receives? You may be wondering what other possibilities there are, especially since you’re on a budget.
In the tradition of the silver flask, why not give your groomsman a gift that will make his drinking experience even better? We’re talking about beverage chilling accessories, and one accessory in particular—the engraved whiskey stone.
Whiskey stones, bullets, balls, or cubes are fantastic gift ideas. They keep the whiskey cold without diluting the flavor. Plus, they look really cool and classy. Whiskey stone engraving will make your gift even more special. You can engrave just about anything on the whiskey stone. Options include the date of your wedding, something that shows what an awesome groomsman they were, or something that pays tribute to your friendship in general, not just on your wedding day.
Whiskey stone engraving is a way to show your appreciation for a wonderful friend. And you can be sure that every time your friend chills his drink, the engraved stones will put a smile on his face.
The Modern Way to Chill Your Beverage
It’s hard to imagine not being able to enjoy a cool, refreshing beverage on a hot summer day. Yet, it wasn’t that long ago that the idea of an icy cold beverage seemed like utter nonsense to most people. Back in the early 1800s, a man named Frederic Tudor was the first to market the idea of cold beverages. His goal was to ship ice to warm climates. The idea was so ludicrous that ship owners wouldn’t allow him to transport his cold cargo. He had to buy his own boat to follow his dream—something that cost him $5000.00, no small amount in the early 1800s.
Despite his efforts, people weren’t convinced that his idea would work. It took nearly twenty years of persistence, money and effort before Mr. Tudor finally succeeded.
Since those original efforts, beverage chilling has evolved. For years, the only option for beverage chilling was ice. There’s always someone out there, though, who sees room for improvement.
Types of Ice
It was soon discovered that the type of ice used for a beverage had a huge impact on the enjoyment and cooling level of the beverage. Ice experiments soon began and researchers found that optimal beverage chilling had a lot to do with the size of the ice. Depending on the beverage, half sized, full size and grande sized cubes were made. Smaller sizes, for instance, allowed the ice to break down more quickly in blended drinks which allowed for a smoother transition and finish. From there, creators made designer ice, pearled ice, and ice flakes.
Whiskey drinkers enjoy adding a little ice to their drink, but what they don’t like is the flavor of the whiskey when the ice melts. Imagine your last sip of whiskey tasting just as full and strong as the first sip. This is where soapstone cubes come in. Soapstone cubes are frozen and then placed in a drink to cool it. The great thing about them—they don’t melt, therefore they don’t dilute your drink.