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What Bourbon-Swilling Rebels Need to Know About Ice

Among the extras that accompany a fine glass of Rebel Yell whiskey, ice seems the most basic. We’re talking about frozen water, right? Pour from tap into tray, store in freezer, unpack when your drink needs to chill. How much simpler can it get?

But in the past few years, mixologists have led us through an exploration of this most essential ingredient, delving into chemistry and the strange, powerful nature of water. It turns out there’s such a thing as the “right” ice — and it will improve your drinking experience. […]