this charter may not be available any longer although scott will take anyone out on an Ice Harvest just contact him at http://www.alaskaglacialice.com for more information. But Lazy Otter Charters dose several Charters out of Whittier Alaska, and you can always book a charter with them I highly recommend it ! 🙂
Alaska Glacier Ice for cocktails?
Cocktails made with Glacier Ice from Alaska Glacial Ice
Scott Lindquist, a friend of mine started a Business, harvesting Icebergs of all things, yep he made a Business of it and has appeared in outside Magazine and on several TV shows locally and nationally he was in a Show called Alaska Proof that was on Discovery or some other channel that suddenly became fascinated with Alaska for some reason?
Actually he has been fascinated with Icebergs for the longest time, since the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which ruined his business at the time, which was just as equally interesting, the man was diving for Kelp in one part of Alaska and transporting it to another part of Alaska so that herring could lay their eggs on it and then it would be Harvested and sent to Japan for their market, he really loved that job he likes to invent and make things, s
Alaska has still not recovered from completely from the Exxon Valdez disaster, But Scott is forging ahead with his plan to make a viable business out of selling Glacier Ice, you can see how passionate he is about Glacier Ice in general, don’t just take my word for it watch the video below from a Ice Harvest in Prince William Sound, and turn up the volume.
His idea is ingenious
The State of Alaska has issued a permit to harvest free floating icebergs from Prince William Sound, Scott has the only permit at present, and is very adamant that harvesting icebergs is not harmful to the environment, Sea life can not live in the water in or around a melting Iceberg.
Scott takes his clients out on a Glacier Cruise, with Lazy Otter Charters,6 hours out of Whittier, Alaska the client enjoys beautiful scenery along the way and a lunch aboard the boat which has a Cabin and restroom, in case you were wondering( 6 hours on a boat it’s nice to have a privy)
Scott’s cruise the clients help Scott pick an Iceberg to harvest, Scott and his crew bring the iceberg on board and the clients get 100 lbs of the Glacier ice to take home, Scott’s Company can help with the logistics of shipping the ice home if need be, now that is a memory that you take home to enjoy for a long time
Scott takes an iceberg apart then carves abstract whiskey balls that look like little icebergs in your glass, I personally prefer the Glacier Ice because it melts slowly, and last for 2 or 3 drinks plus glacial ice has “ice sizzle” compressed air that formed over thousands of years and pops in your glass as the ice slowly melts.
Glacial ice cubes are dense because the air has been squeezed out by the overwhelming weight of the glacier making this ideal cocktail ice.
Since glacial ice was created by snow that fell 10,000 years ago the ice is very pure, with ice sizzle and is organic what else could you ask for, good size so only one is needed for most drinks but more can be used if preferred
If coming your not planning a trip to Alaska, but still want some Glacier Ice for your Cocktail’s or to amuse your friends or for whatever reason Alaska Glacial Ice will ship the Ice to you, for a fee http://www.alaskaglacialice.com
|Glacier Ice in front of an Alaska Map at Anchorage Distillery|