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  1. #11
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    Re: Ice . . . is nice

    A little ice is okay but to any degree it traduces the taste of real whiskey IMO.

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    Re: Ice . . . is nice

    Yeah, my Dad used to say any damn fool can criticize and most of them do.
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    Re: Ice . . . is nice

    I enjoy a great many of things one ice during the summer,Mellow Corn,OGD114 and KC all come to mind.The best part about adding ice of course is..........LARGER POURS!
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    Re: Ice . . . is nice

    Definitely some ice during the summer with exception of a nitecap neet.

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    Re: Ice . . . is nice

    During my short bourbon career, I've generally drank it over ice. It tamed the heat to my newbie palate and frankly, I didn't much consider trying it any other way. But ever since I purchased my first Glencairn glasses about two months back, I've almost solely drank it with just a splash of water. The smell of bourbon is so intriguing with these glasses that it's almost equal to the taste for me. I can't help but nose my glass and savor those wonderful aromas.

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    Re: Ice . . . is nice

    90% neat and 10% ice which would include the one or two Manhattans I may have in a week. I'm aware of what Squire points out and recall those late '50's and early '60s of my childhood where all the firewater drunk by my family adults was over ice or mixed. To drink neat was uncouth...as in the ruffians at the seedy taverns who drank shots or bums straight from the pint bottle. Then we had the rebellious counter culture dramatizations of drinking straight from the bottle as in Janis Joplin or Hunter Thompson. Funny how things have circled around.
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    Re: Ice . . . is nice

    For me one of the most entrancing things about Bourbon is the aroma, there is simply nothing else like it.
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    Re: Ice . . . is nice

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    The best part about adding ice of course is..........LARGER POURS!
    Well played, sir!

    Personally, I'm all over the map. In social settings, almost exclusively with ice. Thoughtful tastings are always neat. With a side cup of water nearby. Anything in between, is whatever I have a hankerin' for.

    By the way, discussions on how one drinks their whiskey always makes me remember Tim Sousley. Tim had one of the finest whiskey palates anywhere. A real detailed connoisseur of Spirits. But, he unabashedly would say he drank much of his whiskey with store brand diet cola. Because, that's how he liked it. That's really all that matters.
    JOE

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    Re: Ice . . . is nice

    Yeah, Tim and I would go back and forth over whether Pappy should be mixed with diet cola or diet ginger ale, the important thing is we were having fun. Sometimes life is too serious to be taken seriously.
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  10. #20
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    Re: Ice . . . is nice

    As many have said, varies according to mood and bourbon. I enjoy neat, but frequently want it cooled down a little. Probably 90% with one of two cubes, almost never fully "on the rocks".

 

 

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