MrTattieHeid wrote:If it's too hot to properly appreciate whisky, I don't drink it.
Yeah, that's my view of it. In the summer, I can go for beer (beer weather in Canada) or Tequila. No need to adulterate whisky of any sort.
This aside, I can't get into whisky on the rocks. As the ice melts, the consistency and temperature of the drink changes and this...irritates me. I have no problem adding water - I do this all the time.
I have no issues with others using ice. I just don't do it myself. I also think it's not the best way to get the best from the whisky. If it's good whisky, you lose some of the flavours this way. If it's substandard whisky, this practice just camaflages this fact a bit. And I would rather just not drink substandard whisky than try to make it paletable.
BTB, I have been known to drink the occasional bar brand such as Jim Beam White label, or Cutty Sark. This isn't about snobbery IMO - it's about me not "getting" the attraction to whisky on rocks.
Different strokes and all that I guess.