Originally Posted by john_b
I've read and heard discussions for and against adding water, and I can understand both views. With only a few scotches and a couple of bourbons under my belt, thus far when I've tried adding even a drop or two of water it ruins the taste experience. I've tried a few neat, then tried them again with a touch of water, and it just doesn't work for me. To each his own.
The only ones that I've liked the water with have mostly been a couple of bourbons, particularly the Booker's, which is good and strong without water, softer and more easily drinkable with.
Haven't found any of the Japanese or Scottish whiskies with water yet.