Scotch and Water
Hi Everyone! I'm brand new to scotch and the forum and I have a question for all of you. I picked up a bottle of Glenlivet 12yr the other day and have been trying it out.
My problem is that when I taste the scotch strait out of the bottle all I get is burning alcohol. The aroma is fantastic when I smell it, but when i take a sip (very small amount) its just alcohol.
As I've played around with it I found that if I mix equal parts scotch and water, I can finally TASTE the scotch (which is fantastic) instead of just alcohol. I know that this is considered sacrilegious by some, however I'd rather taste flavors than just burn.
Can anyone relate to this? Do I maybe just need to slowly lower the amount of water I add?
Thanks for any/all advice.