Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:14 pm Post subject: Adding Water To Your Whisky - Yes No or Sometimes
Do You Add Water To Your Whisky or Whiskey?
How do you drink your whisky? Do you drink your whisky straight as it comes out the bottle or do you like to have water with your whisky? Do you add other mixers such as ginger ale or coke. Do you drink your whisky with ice?
Well I sometimes add a touch of water, not to take the edge off but to bring out the whiskies hidden characteristics. Certainly when tasting a whisky for the first time i will always try it with and without water.
Personally i almost never add water, I believe it dilutes the flavours of the whisky and reduces my appreciation of it. Having said that their are a few cask strength whiskies i have added a little water to. Overall i would say i drink my whisky without water.
I sometimes add water to my whisky but it all depends which whisky.
IMO water will bring out the hidden characteristics in some whiskies but with others it does nothing but dilute and weaken the flavour. Therefore as someone already said here when trying a whisky for the first time, i try it first without water and then with a touch of water.
I would always try every whisky without water and then i would try it with a touch of water. More often than not i prefer it without but i do always try any whisky which is new to me with a little water to see if it will bring out any hidden characteristics.
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