I like cool bourbon. A little water opens up the alcohol...too much dilutes it.

Regular ice cubes have too much surface...melt too quickly adding too much water. Instead, I use ice balls.

Pour distilled water into the molds....store in freezer. before use, put under cold water (eases the separation without breaking the ball in two) and enjoy.

http://www.amazon.com/Final-Touch-Ju...ice+ball+molds