OT: Water your wiskey

John sessomsj at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 22 13:26:47 EDT 2017


Depends on your water source. City water here in Raleigh has a lot of
Chlorine aftertaste (which goes away if you let the water sit for a
while after it comes out of the tap).


On 8/21/2017 13:47, Daniel J. Matyola wrote:
> 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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