New First Class Ice Cubes or Fluke?

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Sitting down in a First Class seat I was upgraded in recently, I couldn’t help but notice new first class ice cubes. Some people order certain drinks neat, others prefer a block of ice, while many more are happy to drown their beverage in ice. I’m in the camp of a few ice cubes enhance the drink, so I was pleasantly surprised when my Woodford on the rocks was delivered like this.

New First Class Ice Cubes or Fluke?

The boarding was normal but quick. Pre-departure beverages were skipped to get out on time, I’m cool with that because it gets everyone where they are going faster.

But once in air, drinks were delivered. I couldn’t help but notice the new First Class Ice Cubes…or was it a fluke.

The sweet brown nectar came with one overly large ice cube. At first I thought, “gee, this could be a cool enhancement by Delta” for their adult beverages.

A Woodford with a larger cube of ice? Count me in!

But after a few sips, better judgement kicked in and I realized it was just the expert mixologist up front that spotted the large cube and decided to exceed this Million Miler’s expectations.

Was I happy with the cube, you bet. Do I expect this to be the new product with larger cubes going forward? No, but I sure hope someone at Delta in flight food & beverage is reading this.

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Bottom Line

Ice and water can enhance the already great offering of Woodford Reserve. But too much of either can wreck it too. I guess it’s all up to personal preference. What’s your preference, block of ice, neat, or cubes?

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  1. @No – giggling hard over here thinking about you wasting your own time to comment, when you could have just zipped it.

  2. I actually think this is a funny, cute article. Gave me a laugh to break up the day.

    PS can I tell you how much I love Delta Shuttle flights now that everything is free despite where you sit in the bird. With tickets costing sometimes in excess of $450 for a half hour flight, it really was the least that they could do!

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