It seems time and time again I open a new bottle and I'm a little disappointed with that first pour. It's really got me thinking about the effects of air and water on bourbon. I'd like to get some opinions on how others dial in that first pour let alone any pour.
Do you pour a glass and wait a certain amount of time?
Are a few drops of water critical regardless of proof?
What are some of the rituals out there to get a pour just right?