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.
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