I am a newbie to this site and to bourbon. I have been drinking my bourbon neat but have heard about the different tasts and aromas that are released with the addition of water. Ok, I'd like to try that but, what kind of water and how much. What brand of water do you prefer, is it distilled, ionized, de-ionized, creek, tap, spring, sparkling... what?
The second question being how much? I realize that this is probably a balancing act that is personal but I would like a starting point if at all possible.
My small stock includes:
Makers Mark - This is the first bourbon that I tried.
Blanton's - Really like this
Ridgemont Reserve 1792.
G. T. Stagg - Purchased today.
I have also tried:
I liked both of these.
Thanks for the help and it is great to be here. I have learned quite a bit by reading many of these posts. There is an unbelievable wealth of knowledge here.