Sifting through the tasting notes and the myriad discussions of favourite pour, best budget bourbons, etc., I'm curious about how many of you prefer to consume your bourbon. I note several folks go the Coke/Diet Coke/Sprite, etc., route, while others prefer it neat or over ice. As for myself, I have never thought any soda beverage to be a good mixer, no matter what the liquour being used is. I never could understand why anyone would mix perfectly good rum with Coca-Cola, but I digress (I'll add that I thought the old Beam and Cola in the can was a really awful marketing idea).
Anyway, I'll start by saying that I usually pour my bourbon over ice with just a splash of water. I typically taste bourbons that I've never tried before neat before pouring a glass (over ice). That's about the only way I care to drink bourbon. I think it's good enough to stand on it's own, but I do like it slightly cool, over ice.
Just my preference, but I'm open to suggestion.
CT Shoreline, USA