Oliver wrote:Water with Whisky you ask?
Do you put water in your wine? Enough said.
(Uh, on Sunday at Communion we do, drat those Episcopalians, eh?
Yes to water as an alternative way to sample and enjoy whisky. Enough to open up the bouquet but not so much as to drown it. Some put in ice and let it melt, others use a teaspoon or tablespoon to measure the water. Once I've sampled it neat, I then add water a few drops at a time ("a mithers' tear" worth), nose, sample, enjoy, then may add a bit more. Or maybe not.
I wish I could afford to bring in water from the distillery but the stuff from the lake here is pretty good. I might add that chlorine isn't used in the water purification process around here, so we don't have to let it sit out. They regretfully use other chemicals that don't leach out over time.
An alternative is to purchase either distilled or spring water which most grocery stores carry.