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Adding Water To Your Whisky - Yes No or Sometimes
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Do You Add Water To Your Whisky or Whiskey?
No, I never add water to my whisky.
25%
 25%  [ 95 ]
Yes, I always add water with my whisky.
13%
 13%  [ 50 ]
I sometimes add water to my whisky.
56%
 56%  [ 210 ]
I add ice to my whisky.
4%
 4%  [ 17 ]
I add mixers such as ginger ale or coke.
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 373

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Frankie
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never add so much as a drop of water. I would agree with those who say it dilutes and weakens the flavours of the whisky. That is only my opinion i believe there is no right or wrong way to drink whisky just do it the way you best enjoy it.

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Jim
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes add just a little water, i feel some whiskies do need a little water to bring out their hidden flavors. But i also agree some whiskies can be spoilt by adding water. For me sherried malts such as the Macallan dont need any water.

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Whisky Mac
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a preference for sherried malts such as Macallan and would never consider adding any water to these.

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Mr Mac
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes add a little water just depends on the whisky and my mood.

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London Joe
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As whats been said by others above i never add a drop of water as it i think it dilutes the tase and lessens my enjoyment of the whisky.

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Richard
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always at least try a little water in my whisky just to see if any hidden characteristics are revealed.

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Sam
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never add a drop, for me water does nothing but weaken the flavour of the whisky.

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Bruce
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes add a drop of water - never enough to dilute the taste and not to all whiskies (or at least, if I have added water to a whisky once that doesn't mean I will again)... basically I've read different opinions on this and, out of curiosity more than anything, I add the drop of water to see if it does change the taste (but of course you have to taste it without water first - and thats the point where I decide if its worth a drop or not!)
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Fergie
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes add a wee drop of water but mainly to cask strength whiskies.

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Lenny
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would always add a drop of water to most Cask Strength whisky but with say a sherried cask strength I would always try it first before diluting, to make sure I'm not watering something down I shouldnt have. More often than not iwould drink sherried cask strength whiskies as they come out the bottle.

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Keith
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not add anything to my whisky. I have read a couple books, and the authors try to convince you it will bring out all these hidden flavours but i have tried adding water and to me it does nothing but dilute the flavour and reduce my enjoyment even when adding just a drop. Having said all that i have yet to venture into the world of cask strength whiskies so perhaps i wiould appreciate a drop of water in a cask strength whisky.

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Peatman
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never add any water at all, i think it can dilute out more flavour than what it reveals.
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Steve M
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find i prefer most malts without any water added, but i do always add a drop of water at least once to any new malt i try for the first time just to see if it reveals any hidden flavours which are not apparent without the water.
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Rob
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes add water just depends on the whisky.

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Maltman
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never add any water. As already mentioned here, I think adding water to whisky dilutes it and kills more flavour than it reveals.

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