I like my bourbon neat. No ice, no water added...strong and straight. I have always had a glass of spring water with it that I sip every now and then when I'm "sampling"
I have recently discovered if I sip my bourbon IMMEDIATELY after sipping the water it brings out a TON of flavor! The water must clense my toungue for a second or something. Anyone else ever notice this? Drink the water...then immediately sip the bourbon...try it