Why Whisky Pros Add Water to Their Glasses

on 06/05/15 at 8:54 am

Spirits

index1You are hereby absolved of the faux-macho insistence that you drink your whiskys neat.

Okay, yes, you may still get a few funny looks for pouring high-end booze over a glass full of rocks, but the science and the industry opinions are on your side: a little dilution can be good, and you should be actively pursuing it with most of your favorite whiskys.

At least that’s the opinion of Kieran Campbell, manager at the Quaiche bar at the Craigellachie Hotel in Craigellachie, Scotland — a formidable bar which boasts between 700 and 900 unique bottles of whisky at any given time.