OT: Water your wiskey

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 13:47:17 EDT 2017


Don't think or it as "diluting," but as enlivening.  Remember, the
distillers dilute the wiskey when they barrel it.  Adding a bit of room
temperature water to the glass simply wakes up the taste and aroma of the
wiskey.


Dan Matyola
http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:26 PM, Ken Waller <kwaller at peoplepc.com> wrote:

> I've taken my bourbon both ways, enjoy them both but generally prefer not
> to dilute, especially the really good stuff.
>
> Kenneth Waller
> http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/kennethwaller
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Stenquist" <pnstenquist at mac.com>
> Subject: Re: OT: Water your wiskey
>
>
>
> Ditto. I drink both scotch and bourbon over ice. If it's very special,
>> I'll try some neat but only to get an undiluted sample.
>>
>> Paul via phone
>>
>> On Aug 20, 2017, at 12:11 PM, William Robb <anotherdrunkensot at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 6:51 AM Daniel J. Matyola <danmatyola at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/17/543902701/
>>>> chemists-say-you-should-add-a-little-water-to-your-whisky-
>>>> here-s-why?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&
>>>> utm_content=20170820&utm_campaign&utm_term
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> There was at one time, a radio program on the CBC called Ideas. One
>>> Robbie
>>> Burns day there was a series of interviews with cellarmasters from the
>>> major distillers in Scotland.
>>> Every single one of them indicated that whisky should be diluted somewhat
>>> with water. They all had their own recommendation regarding how much,
>>> varying  from 25% to 50%, but the message from each was the same.
>>> I don't know if it's the same for whiskey, but I do find I prefer bourbon
>>> over ice rather than neat.
>>>
>>> Bill
>>>
>>>
>>>> <http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/17/543902701
>>>> /chemists-say-you-should-add-a-little-water-to-your-whisky-
>>>> here-s-why?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&
>>>> utm_content=20170820&utm_campaign&utm_term>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Dan Matyola
>>>> http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/danieljmatyola
>>>>
>>>
>
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