Bob & Jill wrote:I pop my glass in the microwave for 6 seconds to bring the dram to what I consider the proper temperature. I think you get a lot more nose and flavor from the whisky when it is warm.
Does any body else out there heat their whisky?
Bob & Jill, Colorado
I too couldn't imagine nuking my Whisky... preferring to hold it close to my body with all the love I can muster in a gentle caress to bring it to room (or body) temperature...
... and if that takes time, well, to paraphrase Jim Murray - given that this whisky has given it's life and spent many years in the barrel - the least one can do is give it the love & respect it deserves by loving it back!!!
I also believe in the "let it breath" concept - about a minute per year - so a 15 year old whisky will get a 15 minute cuddle from me... warming along the way - until we're ready to consumate our union with wanton abandon... (cue Meg Ryan soundtrack)...
Call it Tantric Whisky Drinking if you like - but I'll take it over a microwave assisted quickie anyday!!!