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Customize your whiskey in 24hrs. It's your whiskey, drink it the way you want. "Accelerated transpiration through capillary action."
Customize your whiskey in 24hrs. It's your whiskey, drink it the way you want. "Accelerated transpiration through capillary action."
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Customize the flavor of your favorite whiskey and improve the quality in 24hrs. After a year of development, 6 patents filed, hundreds of samples tested, 3 ovens destroyed and a couple nights we don’t really remember, you can now get 3 years of aging 'effects' (time travel not included) in just 24 hours, and have complete control over the flavor. 

IT'S YOUR WHISKEY, DRINK IT THE WAY YOU WANT."
IT'S YOUR WHISKEY, DRINK IT THE WAY YOU WANT."

This is the taste of tradition combined with the spark of innovation to create an efficient aging method for whiskey.

ADD ONE ELEMENT TO A FIFTH, OR TWO ELEMENTS TO A HALF-GALLON
ADD ONE ELEMENT TO A FIFTH, OR TWO ELEMENTS TO A HALF-GALLON

One year ago we walked into the liquor store and asked ourselves a very simple question “what’s the difference between top shelf and well-whiskey?” 

The answer was simple, “TIME & OAK.” And that’s when it hit us – “if the goal is for the whiskey to filter in and out of the wood to remove toxins, get infused with flavor, and pull out those rich colors, what if the barrel isn't the best design to achieve this process?” Wood barrels are really only good at containing the whiskey, because the wood is cut vertically so that the capillaries aren’t exposed to the liquid; otherwise the whiskey would slowly seep out the sides of the wood like a wet paper bag. 

ACCELERATED TRANSPIRATION THROUGH CAPILLARY ACTION
ACCELERATED TRANSPIRATION THROUGH CAPILLARY ACTION

Here’s a fun fact, if you have one bottle of clear whiskey that is 30 days old, and another bottle of the same clear whiskey that is 3 years old, they taste exactly the same. Unlike wine, alcohol doesn’t change in flavor once stored in a glass bottle.

We designed this product to take advantage of transpiration through capillary action that provided a shorter distance for whiskey to travel through its repetitive exposure to the capillaries by cutting it horizontally. We call this process “accelerated transpiration through capillary action,” and our product is called a Whiskey Element. In a way, we redesigned the whiskey barrel by removing the barrel and developing a propriatary curing method to replace its presence in the aging process.  

YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK.

We then met with numerous labs and chemists to have them test popular bottles of top shelf whiskey (all over 10yrs old and each over $100/bottle) for chemical contents. We then had them test popular bottles of well-whiskey for the same chemicals. The well-whiskeys contained high levels of Methoxy-phenyl-Oxime (commonly found in pig and mouse feces) and Acetaldehyde (responsible for hangovers), while the aged top-shelf whiskeys contained almost none of either. We then added a Whiskey Element to each of the well-whiskeys, waited 24hrs, and tested them again. The results were amazing. They showed characteristics found in top-shelf aged whiskeys with notably higher levels of the chemicals responsible for good flavors and smells, as well as a significant reduction in Methoxy-phenyl-Oxime and Acetaldehyde. Yay science! 

CUSTOMIZE YOUR FAVORITE WHISKEY IN 24HRS
CUSTOMIZE YOUR FAVORITE WHISKEY IN 24HRS

So what does all of this mean? 

It means drink your whiskey the way you want to drink it. This all-natural process works on any and all whiskeys. Just pick out the element you wish your favorite whiskey had – whether that be oaky, vanilla, maple, smokey, peaty, or whatever we come up with next – add that element to your whiskey, and enjoy your completely unique barrel-aged taste tomorrow.

Cheers.

Personalize your whiskey.
Personalize your whiskey.
SIGNATURE FLAVOR - Smooth Maple Vanilla Oak
SIGNATURE FLAVOR - Smooth Maple Vanilla Oak

Common question - "How are you achieving these unique flavors?" "Are you adding flavor additives?"

Answer - Nope. This is a 100% all natural process with no chemicals or additives. It's a proprietary curing process but basically the flavors come from temperature and time. A 20 degree change can alter the flavor from maple-oak to almond-coffee. It's pretty amazing to see the dramatic effects that small variations in our curing process will have on the flavors. 

BETA PACKAGE
BETA PACKAGE

Common question - can Elements be used more than once? 

Answer - Whiskey Elements are designed for single use, you 'could' re-use them but they will not be as effective as a new Element. If you are a big whiskey lover, I recommend you buy the Holiday Kit and stock up. Cheers. 

HOLIDAY PACKAGE
HOLIDAY PACKAGE

 1 pair of Elements for you, and 2 for your friends!

LIMITED EDITION WOOD BRAND BOX
LIMITED EDITION WOOD BRAND BOX
LIMITED EDITION WOOD BRAND BOX
LIMITED EDITION WOOD BRAND BOX
LIMITED EDITION WOOD BRAND BOX
LIMITED EDITION WOOD BRAND BOX
Personalize your favorite whiskey and drink it the way you want.
Personalize your favorite whiskey and drink it the way you want.
The Original Whisky Stones®, Classic set of 6 hand crafted in Vermont, CT and 2 Whiskey Elements. www.whiskystones.com
The Original Whisky Stones®, Classic set of 6 hand crafted in Vermont, CT and 2 Whiskey Elements. www.whiskystones.com
SCOTCH ELEMENTS (beta) FLAVOR: Mellowing Smoke
SCOTCH ELEMENTS (beta) FLAVOR: Mellowing Smoke

Risks and challenges

There are all kinds of obstacles when trying to create a new product and category, but we have a great team of hard working people and we're ready to tackle any challenge.

It's been an expensive process to do all the lab testing, development, design modifications, cutting and sampling. We really need to be able to own a laser so that we can test new designs quickly, reduce our cost, speed up production, and continue to improve the product. We have funded this project from the ground up out of our own pockets – we wanted to make sure that it worked effectively, consistently, and was safe before sharing Whiskey Elements with the world. We are patient, detailed and like to do things right the first time, but now we need some help funding. Lasers are awesome, but very expensive. However, with your help we can buy a laser and manufacture these elements here in Portland, Oregon and continue to improve the product.

Lab testing is the other big expense, but worth every penny. After this last round of lab testing we were blown away by the results and feel both confident and ready to bring this product to market. We will need to do continuous lab testing to ensure the highest possible quality and consistent results in flavor.

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    REWARDS AS YOU GO - HOLIDAY KITS. Many people have been asking how to bundle their rewards with their friend's OR how they can select more than one set of Elements. Select this package and your rewards will reflect your pledge amount so that we understand how many Holiday Kits you're wanting to receive. As listed above, Holiday Kits are $25 and contain three pairs (2) of Elements (6 Elements per Kit).
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    HOLIDAY + SCOTCH COMBO - three pairs of our signature flavor Whiskey Elements, and 3 pairs of SCOTCH ELEMENTS (beta). We would love to get your feedback; let us know what flavors are your favorites and we will feature your testimonial on our website. The SCOTCH ELEMENTS have a mellowing effect and a slightly smoky flavor.

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    BETA KIT - three sets of our signature flavor Whiskey Elements and ANOTHER 3 sets of new flavors that will not be released to the public until spring 2015. We would love to get your feedback; let us know what flavors are your favorites and we will feature your testimonial on our website.

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    REWARDS AS YOU GO - BETA KITS. Many people have been asking how to bundle their rewards with their friend's OR how they can select more than one set of Elements. Select this package and your rewards will reflect your pledge amount so that we understand how many BETA KITS you're wanting to receive. As listed above, BETA Kits are $54 and contain three pairs (2) of Signature Elements (6 per Kit) and three pairs (2) of BETA flavors (6 per kit) for a total of 12 Elements per BETA Kit. $163-3 BETA Kits, $270-5 BETA Kits, $540-10 BETA Kits, $1,080-20 BETA Kits. *This is not a discount, we simply want to better serve our backers.

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    EXECUTIVE KIT - Holiday Kit, Cherry Oak premium wooden Time & Oak pen, stationary, and t-shirt.

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    BETA + SCOTCH COMBO - three pairs of our signature flavor Whiskey Elements, 3 pairs of new beta flavors that otherwise will not be released to the public until spring 2015, and 3 pairs of SCOTCH ELEMENTS (beta). We would love to get your feedback; let us know what flavors are your favorites and we will feature your testimonial on our website. The SCOTCH ELEMENTS have a mellowing effect and a slightly smoky flavor.

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    LIMITED EDITION WOOD BRAND BOX - T&O engraved whiskey glass, a beautiful decanter set, and two SPECIAL EDITION Whiskey Elements. This box is beautiful and all laser engraved here in Portland OR.

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    GENTLEMEN'S SURVIVAL KIT - includes a flask, 6 whiskey elements, 2 scotch elements, Hatchet/Axe, zippo lighter, two LIMITED EDITION engraved whiskey glasses, two LIMITED EDITION engraved shot glasses, and a surprise gift.

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