Some friends and I hosted a charity bourbon tasting and clear ice master class this weekend. We sampled five selections of bourbon, and instructed attendees in the ways of clear ice carving and enjoyment. And then watched the Red Sox lose an 18 inning game. But that's ok, because they won game 5 the next night and secured the World Series win. :) But enough about sports ball, here are some ice night photos!
When I first started researching Makers, one of the first ones I came across in the US was Quari Ice out of Chicago. They are doing massive stuff to bring artisan-quality ice into the homes of cocktail enthusiasts in the Midwest. Check out this article in the Chicago Tribune:
Artisanal ice has been trending for years in mixology circles, but crystal-clear ice in even the most basic shapes has been, until recently, out of reach for the home mixologist â unless said enthusiast owns a band saw.
Quari Ice would like to change that. In 2015, husband and wife entrepreneurs Neil and Audrey Sullivan set out to turn the home ice game on its ear. The couple spent two years developing their proprietary operation, a process that included numerous trips to Japan, much trial and error, and plenty of expert advice on innovation.
Check this out! If you ever had a dream that there would be a convenient machine that just sits on your counter and cranks out clear ice blocks every four hours, and you have $1,500 to make that dream a reality, than this article over at CNET is going to get you pretty excited!
"Even though I only saw a limited sneak peek of the $1,499 Forge, I came away impressed. At that price, the Forge is a niche product to be sure, and it should offer features no home ice maker can match."
Image taken from the CNET article. Read it now!
This looks pretty solid!
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