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Cask strength, neat or with water?

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Do you drink your cask strength whiskies with water or without?

Nope, no water
11
41%
Straight out of the bottle, at full strength
16
59%
 
Total votes : 27

Postby comicmutt » Wed May 10, 2006 9:40 pm

I only have two CS whiskies at present, Laphroaig CS and Ardbeg Uigeadail.

I've never added water to the Laphroaig. It's perfect just the way it is.

The Ardbeg however, I've started adding water to it. For some reason I didn't like the taste of the Uigeadail at first. And just when I started cursing myself for wasting $80, I read somewhere about adding a few drops of water to release the taste.

It works! Now I find myself reaching for the Ardbeg more than the Laphroaig. I'm even contemplating replacing the rapidly diminishing bottle of Uigeadail on my next whisky store binge.
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Postby Lawrence » Thu May 11, 2006 6:19 pm

It's funny about Ardbeg Uigeadial people either love it or hate it, where have we heard that before? A friend of mine that know a lot about malts took one taste and promptly sold me the remainder of his bottle. He described the taste as like dirty socks, whcih I don't get at all and quite like it. One mans poison and all that.
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Postby comicmutt » Thu May 11, 2006 10:45 pm

My Uigeadial expired last night. It was a bit shocking as I thought there were a couple of drams left in the old gal. It really did grow on me as I kept giving it a chance. I would count it among my favorites.

Now I don't go to a decent liquor store until May 20th. :cry:
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Postby Lawrence » Fri May 12, 2006 7:11 am

Cheer up, it's only just under a week until the 20th, a mere dram or two.
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Postby MacLover » Fri May 12, 2006 9:56 am

Almost never but it depends on how many drams I have had before hand and if it is a really high quality whisky (then never).
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Postby Admiral » Sat May 13, 2006 11:47 pm

No water. Never. Ever.

Cheers,
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun May 14, 2006 5:04 am

comicmutt wrote:My Uigeadial expired last night. It was a bit shocking as I thought there were a couple of drams left in the old gal.


Another victim of the Big Dimple!
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Postby comicmutt » Mon May 15, 2006 9:08 pm

Another victim of the Big Dimple!


You nailed it, that's exactly what happened. It was the smallest, saddest dram of my life. :wink:
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Postby Aidan » Mon May 15, 2006 11:07 pm

I'll try it both ways and see how it is.
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