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I'm always looking for ways to give my fine selection of Burnett's liquors the presentation that they deserve. While traditional ice cubes certainly work to help cool the liquor providing an excellent mouth feel, the rapid dilution of the ice certainly leaves much to be desired. I stumbled across an ice ball maker which produces perfectly compressed ice spheres within a matter of minutes (the videos below provide a pretty solid assessment of the technique). If you're interested in picking one up, the prices run from $200 for this little tiny one from Williams and Sonoma to $1322 for this deluxe one from Japan Trend Shop (the Japan Trend Shop link also provides a pretty solid assessment of the technology).