UNDILUTED DRINKING: Dedicated whiskey drinkers take their spirits seriously. They revel in a good bottle's woody nose, peety flavor, and damp mossiness. (Good things, we think.) What they don't want is for any of the whiskey's precious balance to be diluted. They'll take theirs "neat," declaring melting ice the enemy.
Enter Whiskey Stones. These handy little soapstone cubes chill a high ball glass nicely, leaving no trace of H2O. They're non-porous and flavorless, and keep the Bushmills cool without "closing down its flavor." Good for gifting.