Monday, July 10, 2017

Morgan Street Company Launching 7/11

MONTREAL -- Ice cubes are either too warm at the first sip, or it melts and waters down the drink.  The Morgan Street Company designs uniquely-shaped chilling stones to preserve both drinks and dignity. 

Their story begins in 1880 at the Simon Powell and Son’s Distillery where an engineer built a pressure cooker that was intended to improve efficiency.  One day there was a clog in the line and the boiler exploded.  Witnesses say that the clog was blown through the roof almost straight up in the air.  
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It landed 175 feet west of the distillery. On Morgan Street.

The founders (William Yin and Sam Zaghal) love this story because the history of alcohol is filled with risk-takers and innovators.  They honor them by designing the best drinking accessories for the world’s whisky-lovers, tequila-shooters, bourbon-gulpers, scotch-soakers, gin-sippers and vodka-guzzlers.

On Kickstarter the founders have set a goal to raise $CA 20,0000. The various sets of chilling stones start at 19 USD.  The stones come in unique shapes:

  • Skulls

  • Tetradecahedrons (14 sides)

  • Large cylinders

  • Hexagons

  • Cubes

The chillings stones are made from soapstone. The material has high specific heat capacity which keeps a drink colder for longer. 

The company is building a brand and has plans to create other unique accessories.  Morgan Street wants to build a community and eventually create their own liquors

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