Water VS No Water

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Elagabalus
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Water VS No Water

Postby Elagabalus » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:06 pm

I find that unless I am drinking cask strength whiskies I prefer to drink my whiskies neat. This wasn't always the case though. I found at first I had to have my whisky on the rocks, then I reduced the number of icecubes, then I added a few drops of water, and now I drink 95% of my whisky neat. Is this a common trend?

I decided to take two bottles I bought this weekend Lagavulin DE 1990 and Johnnie Walker Black Label and try them with a few drops of water, and then neat and I found I preferred them both neat. This has been a common occurence lately with other bottles I have bought.

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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby hpulley » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:36 pm

99% of the time, neat even at cask strength. Very few are better with water IMO. With time and experience even CS is fine neat.

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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:05 pm

It depends on each individual dram, but for sure, it is always worth the experiment to add just a drop or two (literally "drop" (with pipette)) of water to see how the flavour and character changes.

Yes, it will change!
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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:57 am

I used to, when I first began my whisky drinking appreciation, drink all whisky neat. Now, I do add water, usually mostly with cask strength whiskies, but I did also drink the Rosebank 12y Flora and Fauna with water on a few occasions. I have no problem adding water to whisky when I feel it's needed.

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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby Paul A Jellis » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:15 pm

It's all a matter of taste . . .
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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:52 pm

Tatse? Are you referring to Tatsuya Minagawa, bar manager at the Highlander Inn?

Shame there's no edit button around here (he said, his conscience gently nagging him about a post he'd just made re the FAQ's). Funny, though, a google search shows that to be a very common typo.

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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby Jobi » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:59 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:his conscience gently nagging him about a post he'd just made re the FAQ's


Certainly not the most helpful post.

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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby les taylor » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:08 pm

Jobi wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:his conscience gently nagging him about a post he'd just made re the FAQ's


Certainly not the most helpful post.



But definetly one of his shortest.


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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:03 pm

Haven't had any more helpful, either, have you? 'Twas the truth.

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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby pmullin » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:05 pm

I tend to stick with neat, but there is the odd dram that really benefits from a drop of water.

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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:28 am

Paul A Jellis wrote:It's all a matter of taste . . .


What do you mean 'No edit button'?

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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby bond » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:51 am

Water v/s no water is the biggest debate there is, aint it??

Over here, people on both sides of the debate typicall prefix it by insisting the Scotsmen do it that way. If only they knew the varied drinking habits of the Scotsmen...

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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby r900p » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:18 am

I've just learnt a friend of mine uses fizzy water as whisky without it gives him indigestion. Anyone else come across something similar?

Rob

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Re: Water VS No Water

Postby woodhill » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:36 am

I never put water in CS

I suppose I feel if i'm going to water it down I may as well buy 40% stuff!

I know thats probably wrong and I will get slated but...................... :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


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