Joined: 18 Dec 2008 Posts: 3 Location: Buckinghamshire, England
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:17 pm Post subject:
I go with Sylas and Calder here. I think that you do need a splash with a cask strength. However for most whiskies it simply isn't necessary and dilutes the pleasure as well as the tastes. However, each to their own and the right way is always your own way.
I always have to add a drop to a cask strength whisky as without it my taste buds a very quickly overwhelmed by the strength of the alcohol. I never feel i need to add anything to a 40 - 46% abv whisky in fact i think reducing the alcohol level in these anymore tends to dull the whisky.
NO WATER in my dram, you just got to use smaller sips for stronger drams! even 57 degrees cask strenght is really good w.o. watering. well, your organism will water it anyway, doesnt it? take a small sip, spead it around your tongue, and start feeling tastes emerging as alcohol fades away, one by one
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