We put a Whole new meaning to "on the rocks"!

The Irish Whiskey Stone Company is based in Kinvara, Co., Galway and is run by Maeve Kelly, who spent most of her working life as a musician and event manager and occasional market trader. She came across the idea of  whiskey stones while travelling in the USA a few years ago and thought it was brilliant. She decided to design an Irish version of this clever product.

Whiskey stones are cubes of  marble that you put in the freezer and then use instead of ice. The stones can be reused again and again, just wash and freeze again in their box. The main benefit of using whiskey stones is that they will not increase the dilution of your drink as they do not melt, preserving the original flavour notes, which makes them particularly popular with whiskey drinkers.

Maeve started selling the whiskey stones on local markets in Galway and they were an instant success. Unfortunately, markets had to close in March 2020 when the country went into lockdown. With a lot of learning and a good dose of risk-taking, Maeve took her business online and has been delighted with the support from people all over Ireland and further afield.

“I was happily trading on markets but that all came to an end when we were shut down. I had to learn how to go through the steep learning curve of designing my own website and marketing my company on the internet. The support of Irish people for small businesses is really incredible and it has genuinely moved me to tears on numerous occasions!”

Designs include boxes engraved with old-style Irish Road Signs, Gin Stone boxes and the bestseller, Father Jack's Whiskey Stones, engraved with his favourite expressions.

We can also personalise the lids to make your gift extra special and we have a lovely selection of whiskey gift sets that can include whiskey, gin, chocolates and garnishes.

 So here we are! Thanks for joining us here. Have a look around, we're sure you'll find something you like and definitely something that will make you smile