If you read Eventing Nations blog you might remember right before the World Equestrian Games someone had joked on the CoTH forum that the company "Balls of Steel" should sponsor the US Event Team because let's face it, you need those to compete at the 4* level. The company somehow got ahold of this post and offered their sponsorship for WEG, something truly remarkable. Here was a company with no ties to the equestrian world offering up product support thanks to social media. So what are "Balls of Steel" you ask?
Balls of Steel are the whiskey and wine chillers that don't dilute your drink! It's no secret that the writer at A Fillys Best Friend likes her wine and whiskey (me), and I especially like it served chilled. There is a dilemma with wine especially, that adding ice to your drink not only dilutes it but totally ruins the flavour. When I saw the post on Eventing Nation, they were offering 15% off to any eventer who purchased the Original BOS. So, to thank the company for supporting fellow eventers and in search of having warm wine no more, I ordered a set online.
The balls arrived a few days after purchase and were presented in a lovely clear box for storage. A note was sent outling the support your purchase provided, along with a thank you which was a nice personal touch. I stuck them in the fridge and when I next had a drink, put them to trial. This was several months ago but I was reminded tonight of what a great product they are. The hubs and I went out to get beer and wine, and the wine sat on the floor of the car by the heater. The bottle was warmer than room temperature when I poured myself a glass. I grabbed the BOS and dropped them into my poured wine glass and let it sit for 10 minutes.
When I went back to my drink it was completely chilled, more so than the bottle itself in the fridge. I was able to have my wine at perfect temperature with no effort and no ice! I highly recommend this product to anyone who is regular drinker of wine or whiskey, or wants an interesting and original gift for a family member. They also have a variety of related products that would make any whiskey lover smile. It also happens to have a sweet name and let's face it, this product should really be the face (?) of eventing. Let's hear it for Balls of Steel!