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Let me start by saying, EJ is ABSOLUTELY right, which means, what I'm going to say here, is "wrong"....
.....but, I prefer a single cube of ice in my whisky. As EJ said, a drop of water opens up the bouquet and will increase your appreciation for that unique whisky, but I find room temperature whisky just too warm for my (damn American) taste. One cube, both cools the whisky, without chilling it to the point of palate numbness, and adds that drop of water that opens it up.
Just finish your drink before the cube has melted to the point of watering down your fine whisky. That's seldom a problem for me!
Why not get something like this?
(They have them outside of Kickstarter too - I just mean a "cold object that doesn't melt"?)
Actually the term "on the rocks" comes from the fact that they used to drop river stones from the icy "burn" into the whisky glass, you can buy soapstone cubes (same idea as the titanium ones) for this purpose in many places. My main reason for cautioning against the use of ice is because most ice from your feezer carries a "freezer taste" that can affect your precious libation in a negative fashion, my secondary reason is that I figure if the Whisky maker spent 15+ years getting all the water out of it who am I to put it right back in!
A really nice way to drink whisky is to heat the glass a bit first, that really gets the vapours going!
I'm not even going to comment on @colin007 's post other than to ask if he's wearing his wife's panties while enjoying that horrid drink of his.
I'm not even going to comment on @colin007
's post other than to ask if he's wearing his wife's panties while enjoying that horrid drink of his.
I bought it last year, and I have a little bit left. I'm sure y'all wouldn't approve of me throwing it out?
Glenmorangie would be a decent place to start, not too expensive and they have some sweeter tasting stuff. Start with a Glenmorangie that has been aged in a Sherry wood cask. The Macallan is a fantastic scotch from the sweeter side but it's considerably more expensive than Glenmorangie. Glendronach would be another good candidate. These are all in the "softer" category.
If you want something closer to Crown Royal just take any of the above, add two sugar cubes and piss in it...
I began drinking single malt scotch w Aberlour 10, you can also try the 12.
It was an easy drinker at a reasonable price. The 10 was about $36 and the 12 was just under $50