After this holiday season, Dad’s cocktail will never again be watered down. That’s because you’re getting him Pucs—stainless steel “cubes” that you can chill to perfection and add to a drink without affecting flavor.
Why We Love It
Some drinks you just want chilled. The problem with ice is simple science, leaving you with an increasingly watered-down beverage. Also, ice has an unfortunate habit of carrying around all sorts of impurities from the tap or the particles and odors floating around in your freezer that it then shares with your liquid of choice. Pucs solve both of these issues with solid stainless steel, which locks in the cold to be slowly and evenly doled out in the glass without dilution or pollution. Put a slight chill on 18-year whiskey or bring your morning coffee down to a temperature that won’t scald your mouth.
Pucs come in a simple hardwood casing (we’re selling both the Maple and Walnut versions), smaller than a standard stapler, and are easy to find room for in even the most crowded freezer. Once chilled, add Pucs one-by-one to your beverage to fine tune the temperature. Enjoy a few test runs to find out how many Pucs you prefer. When you’ve enjoyed the last drops of your beverage, drop the Pucs in the dishwasher or hand wash them, then just toss them back in the freezer.
Their solid, one-piece body means Pucs are basically indestructible. There’s no coating to chip, no reactive metal interior that will rust or dissolve into your drink, no seams for water to freeze into and fracture Pucs open. They’re milled from the same grade stainless steel used in most medical, dental and kitchen applications, and they retain the cold significantly better than whiskey stones made of soapstone. And, all components are made by local New England craftsman, to boot.
Why We Love It
Is it Don Draper we have to thank for bringing the classic drink back into style, and the style back into drinking? Reaching into the freezer for Pucs definitely has that Mad Men kind of feel to it. The solid hardwood case; the frosty metal hunks of steel; the weighty clink on the bottom of the glass. Whatever you pour on top is up to you, be it a tall lemonade or a short, neat bourbon. Even if you take yours with a splash of water, Pucs lets you control just how much gets stirred in. We also love that their smoothly rounded edges mean we don’t need to worry about chipping our favorite tumblers.
We’re not the only ones excited about Pucs. The project earned over $80,000 on Kickstarter, blowing away its humble goal of $2,500. That’s an awesome start to Dave and Calvin Laituri’s Onehundred project, the goal of which is to crowdfund 100 products designed and made within 100 miles of their Massachusetts headquarters. Visit Onehundred.co to learn more about them, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions about Pucs. Cheers!
Nuts & Bolts
Wooden storage case (either Maple or Walnut)
Your name on the building, right between Sterling and Cooper