Ramblings on shooting sports, craft beer, whiskey, cigars and other simple pleasures."You're welcome to step away if you like."
I think whiskey stones, and other such cooling devices, are impractical and unnecessary. A couple of tablespoons of water actually enhances the flavor of whiskey.
If I do chill the whisky with an ice cube I usually remove it before it begins to melt much.
I know I'm weird,but I actually think whisky tastes better at room temperature,and besides,you don't water it down when the ice melts.In fact,once I (we) spent an afternoon in the hot tub,with a bottle of scotch floating in the water,taking turns till it was gone and the sun went down.What a relaxing day!
Most of the time I neither chill nor add water. I do prefer the pure, unadulterated intensity -- especially the peat-rich whiskies. But then again, my favorite beer style is the Double IPA.
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