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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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Mark
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:14 pm    Post subject: Adding Water To Your Whisky - Yes No or Sometimes Reply with quote

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?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am just curious to see how you all actually drink your whisky.

I voted no as i almost never add water to my whisky but i have done on very rare occasions with cask strength whiskies.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark

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.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When trying a whisky i havent had before i taste the whisky neat first then if i think it needs a little water i will add it. But mostly i do not add any water.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally i never add anything to my whisky, i believe it just dilutes the taste.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never put anything in my whisky, to me adding water does not bring out other flavours but dulls the flavours already their.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes add a little water, but mostly i drink my whisky as it comes out the bottle.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes add a little water to a cask strength, but generally i would drink my whisky as it comes out the bottle.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally i would almost always add a little water it is how i prefer my whisky.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes add a little water just depends on the whisky as some whiskies just do not take water and end up to diluted but i have got a great solution for when this happens i just add more whisky.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never add any water to any malt whisky.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

McKenzie wrote:
I never add any water to any malt whisky.


I am the same, i take it as it comes out he bottle.

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