These hand carved volcanic stone cubes, sometimes called Whiskey Stones, chill your drink without watering it down, over-cooling or altering the flavor in any way. The stones are designed to be stored in the freezer, and added straight to whiskey, bourbon, scotch, or any beverage of your choice.
- Sold individually to mix and match with our Volcanic Cubes
- 1" x 1" x 1"
- CARE: Boil before first use. Hand wash with hot water after use and store in the freezer once dry.
- Hand carved in Mexico
This is special because...
Carving volcanic rock in to objects decorative, ritualistic and practical is the culmination of a long Mesoamerican tradition. Originating with the Olmec civilization of the Gulf Coast in the second millennium B.C., if not earlier. Upon marriage, the women in various Mesoamerican cultures received a molcajete (mortar and pestle) and a metate (another grinding tool, for dry goods like corn and grains)- carved from volcanic stone as part of their dowry, both handcrafted and ornamented with religious symbols and glyphs.
Today in Mexico, artisans continue to practice volcanic lava rock carving in the realms of both practical and fine art.