Javier Roberto Flores is a bartender from Texas who has been in the industry since 2001 —working in everything from the disc jockey, a bartender as well as a restaurant manager. Javier found his calling in the world of craft bartending.
Javier is from South Texas, but he loved to travel around the country to see the latest trends in the bar business, and often he would bring back the best he saw to Texas. During his travels and working with the best operators and mixologists, he saw they were using Clinebell ice. Javier knew this would be a game-changer, and he started cutting Clinebell ice into craft cocktail cubes in 2011. At that time, it was for only 50 drinks a night, but by 2012, he had increased that to 300 a night. Javier had discovered his passion for trying and making ice great again!
In 2013, Javier made a move to Austin, Texas, to further his craft and joined the team at Midnight Cowboy. For the next couple of years, he maintained his job at Midnight Cowboy and took a few other gigs around town as a brand ambassador for Pisco Porton and MKTG. At that time, there were only 2 bars in Austin using Clinebell ice, and that was where Javier saw an opportunity.
After partnering with friends in San Antonio, Javier was able to purchase ice in San Antonio and resell to a few critical accounts in Austin, Texas. The demand eventually grew to the point that he knew it was time to go out on his own. Breaking away from his San Antonio partnership, Javier made phone calls and pulled every favor in the book to launch what is now known as Fat Ice. A year and a half later, Javier and his team are on track to be the largest producer of craft ice in the country. Fat Ice is clearly the best ice around with accounts in all major markets in Texas. Fat Ice is sold at Spec's Fine Wine and Spirits and offers nationwide shipping.
We are pleased to offer an alternative to using standard, machine-made ice cubes. Our skilled ice cutters create six sizes of crystal clear, solid, FAT ICE cubes that will accommodate any size glassware you use and compliment the high-end spirits or cocktails you serve. Because FAT ICE is so bright and dense, it has a much slower melt rate than standard ice, which allows your customers to experience a cocktail that is consistent from the first sip to the last. You can find Fat Ice at many of your favorite local bars, restaurants, and hotels. FAT ICE is available to you in a convenient 100 count box, delivered to your door or may be picked up at most Spec's Fine Wine and Spirit's, six days per week.
FAT ICE is proud to introduce our smooth and sophisticated spheres offering the slowest degree of dilution, as well as supreme chilling power. FAT ICE is a premium quality ice with glass-like clarity. It made from high quality, Clinebell ice. When your drink is top shelf, make sure your ice is too. We offer two sizes of Spheres 55mm & 65mm.
Are you wanting Clear Bagged Ice? You can't go wrong with our Clinebell crushed ice, Clinebell cracked ice or the bagged whiskey cube. FAT ICE is available to you 10-pound bags
Fat Ice is hand crafted artisanal ice that has the highest clarity and free of all impurities.
Fat Ice uses only clinebell, the highest/purest quality blocks of ice. Each piece is hand-cut to make the perfect craft cocktail.
Fat Ice is a premium quality ice with glass-like clarity.
Fat ice is so clean and dense, it has a much slower melt rate than standard ice.