I've read many many interesting and insightful posts here at Straight Bourbon. Recently I read stuff about drinkin' bourbon straight v on ice and similar. I think it was you Mr Cowdrey who stated that some drink their bourbon neat over ice and having allowed the ice to melt have a substantially diluted bourbon. I myself always drink my bourbon on ice yet I hate the ice melting to the point that my bourbon becomes watered. Naturally ones cannot sit on such a drink for too long if one dislikes the presence of too much water in the bourbon of thier choosing. SO what works for me ? well to reasonable degrees, is this. Firstly, as I hate bourbon is cheap glasses and insist on tumblers, my preference for glasses are Krosno whiskey tumblers. These exceptional (Polish manufactured) glasses have very very thick bases accounting for two thirds of the glass height. Secondly I place these in the freezer when not in use to freeze them. When removing these glasses from the freezer they immediately ice up wonderfully. In goes the ice and in goes the bourbon. I find that the drink stays cold, the ice don't melt (too quickly) and I'm real happy. Recently, keep in mind its Winter here, my glass actually formed a thin layer of ice on the outer. I did say you can't sit on such a drink for Too long, well you can't hang on to it for too long either :-) I ain't in the habit if keepin' me bourbon in the 'fridge but considerin' advice found here to do so I think I will, especially during summer.
So my advice is get yourself some super heavy thick based glasses an give it a go of you like ice bit don't much like the water - Glenn :-)
Now I reckon thats Great Mate - woof!