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(The Whiskey Reviewer)   Is it worth all of the hype to put actual rocks into my whiskey?   (whiskeyreviewer.com) divider line 18
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6876 clicks; posted to Geek » on 22 Jan 2013 at 12:03 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-22 12:32:30 PM  
4 votes:
Scotch is best with just a touch of water. It takes away a bit of the bite and releases the flavor.
2013-01-22 12:59:11 PM  
2 votes:
Um the reason they don't work is that stones do not have anywhere near the heat capacity that water does. one gram of ice will absorb way more heat than a gram of whatever those are made of when heated from -5 to 0 degrees. Add in the phase change from ice to water if you happen to cross over the freezing temperature and you have even more energy absorption.
2013-01-22 12:52:01 PM  
2 votes:

kab: Avoiding lower quality whiskey is an even better option.


As you know, you drink the whiskey you have, not the whiskey you might want or wish to have at a later time.
2013-01-22 11:06:02 AM  
2 votes:
 Has this guy never heard of refrigeration? If he wants to make his cheap-ass whiskey cold without diluting it why doesnt he just put it in the freezer?
2013-01-22 02:38:25 PM  
1 votes:
I wanted to try out whiskey stones, but bottle neck isn't wide enough.
2013-01-22 02:32:18 PM  
1 votes:
I give nary a toss if you dip your bollocks in it!
Imbibe as you see fit, good people.
2013-01-22 01:40:24 PM  
1 votes:

gmacbeth: Scotch is best with just a touch of water. It takes away a bit of the bite and releases the flavor.


Depends on the scotch. You should definitely try any scotch you buy with a touch of water since it can change the flavor... like any other beverage though, it's a subjective thing. Sometimes I like it better with a touch of water, sometimes I don't. I'm not going to choose to always add water or never add water as some hard rule.

/If I only have a single glass of said scotch, I'll generally drink the first half without water, and the second half with water
2013-01-22 01:35:36 PM  
1 votes:
True story,

I chipped some ice off an iceberg stuck in a Fjord near the north pole once.

We had an 18 year old bottle of Glenmorangie.

The iceberg ice has compressed trapped gas in it.

Put it at the bottom of a tumbler,

pour whiskey on top,

fizzy pop rocks whiskey time.
2013-01-22 01:04:43 PM  
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: Pontious Pilates: Good whiskey or scotch just needs to be blessed with a tiny bit of water. WTF is wrong with you people?

This.

This thread is full of people who put ketchup on hot dogs.


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2013-01-22 12:56:38 PM  
1 votes:

Minus 1 Charisma: Pontious Pilates: Good whiskey or scotch just needs to be blessed with a tiny bit of water. WTF is wrong with you people?

This.

This thread is full of people who put ketchup on hot dogs.


You're not supposed to put ketchup on hot dogs?
2013-01-22 12:54:29 PM  
1 votes:

Pontious Pilates: Good whiskey or scotch just needs to be blessed with a tiny bit of water. WTF is wrong with you people?


This.

This thread is full of people who put ketchup on hot dogs.
2013-01-22 12:47:11 PM  
1 votes:

costermonger: My fridge has a built in icemaker. It makes relatively small icecubes. I've found that one cube in the glass is just about the perfect amount of cooling (lower than room temperature, but not cold) and water for most of the scotch I like.

This made me a happy guy when I first bought the fridge.


I also prefer one cube. That little bit of water gives you some nice flavor variations.
2013-01-22 12:44:52 PM  
1 votes:
Enough about the rocks....how do people feel about using a silly straw?

/sophistication kicks in around the third loopdeloop.
2013-01-22 12:37:38 PM  
1 votes:
Good whiskey or scotch just needs to be blessed with a tiny bit of water. WTF is wrong with you people?
2013-01-22 10:38:57 AM  
1 votes:

jaylectricity: The warmth of the whiskey is what makes it so damn satisfying. Why would you want to chill it anyway?


I generally drink mine neat, but it depends on the whiskey.  Some Scotches have some flavors and aromas locked up that are released when you add a small amount of water or ice (which in and of itself has led to a cottage industry of distilleries selling water for you to make your own ice cubes from the same water source they use for the whiskey).  Some other whiskeys have flavors that become more nuanced when chilled, allowing them to tone down and let some of the other character come through.

I drink a lot of bourbon and prefer it neat, but occasionally I like it on the rocks when the weather is really hot.  The stones are okay.  A couple of large ice cubes work fine for me as well.
2013-01-22 10:37:44 AM  
1 votes:
Whiskey is best chugged straight from the bottle after sitting in the trunk of a hot car all day.

The warmth of the bottle on your lips and your now steaming gullet aids in absorption which makes the drive home less memorable and that is important when you consider the fact you are drinking hot whiskey you had stashed in the trunk of your car on a hot summer day.
2013-01-22 10:27:27 AM  
1 votes:

jaylectricity: The warmth of the whiskey is what makes it so damn satisfying. Why would you want to chill it anyway?


Chilling lower quality whiskey makes it drinkable.

I like to add Grape Fanta as well.
2013-01-22 10:25:30 AM  
1 votes:
The warmth of the whiskey is what makes it so damn satisfying. Why would you want to chill it anyway?
 
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