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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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Oakster
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I added tap water to my first dram or too but then I figured I didn't know enough about whisky to do it so I stopped and I just have it as it comes now.

When I feel like I can decipher a whisky propery then I will open it up further if it needs it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben don't use tap water, it would be better with spring water, no additional contamination..
And my answer is hardly ever..
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read that the other day Sorren and as our water is a bit wierd to say the least I think I'll just try it neat until I feel the need or get a cask strength whisky Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like mine with one small ice cube then metal whiskey coolers
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one for you guys.

Filtered water. You know the kind. Put water into the water filter jug, removes all contaminates etc... I use filtered water on my espresso machine so that the pipes get less burred and all limescalely.

Whilst I don't actively use my water jug like I did 5 years ago (although, let's be honest - a 'drop' of water does actively open the flavours), this would be a route I'd consider above bottled water (for cost reasons mainly).

Yes, I'm a cheapskate*




*See poor young parent with 2 kids.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing wrong with that, I know quite a few people who boil the water in s kettle then use that water once cooled down.. Every one is different.. I'm just happy with my whisky neat..
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

99.9% of the time I have my whiskies at bottled strength but when I do need some water I would take some from my Brita water filter.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've only recently (24 Hrs) started drinking whisky with water. I used to have a cube of ice with a dram, but started taking a dislike to that idea. But with a little water, it just takes that wee edge off it, and i can enjoy it alot more. so it'll probably be the way i'll drink it from now on.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is always worth trying it with and without water until your palate becomes accustomed to the alcohol.. And remember there is no wrong way to drink it.. Just mine 😂😂
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each to their own. I enjoy it with a small ice cube that melts away and helps lower the temperature and create (in my opinion) a far clearer flavour, however I have friends who believe this is pure blasphemy
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TheWM
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acksboy wrote:
Each to their own. I enjoy it with a small ice cube that melts away and helps lower the temperature and create (in my opinion) a far clearer flavour, however I have friends who believe this is pure blasphemy


You have knowledgeable friends Smile
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Acksboy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheWM wrote:
Acksboy wrote:
Each to their own. I enjoy it with a small ice cube that melts away and helps lower the temperature and create (in my opinion) a far clearer flavour, however I have friends who believe this is pure blasphemy


You have knowledgeable friends Smile


Knowledgeable? Questionable I'd say "?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never add water to any whisky, even cask strength stuff, why dilute the pleasure.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:08 pm    Post subject: Surely You have to try water Reply with quote

I always try without then with. I used to be a totally 'neat' drinker the way god intended, until i learned, that using a tad of pure spring water usually brings out different facets and clears some of the alcohol which sits on the top. i NEVER use tap water or ice cubes. After trying it straight from the bottle i believe its a good idea to wait 10 mins for it to open up, just teasing yourself & enjoying the nose, and im always amazed at how different some scotch can be a short time later. ive also started to use a lid on my nosing glass to get the maximum hit, especially from powerful expressions like ardbeg. or to get the full christmas cake from allardice. GL
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