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Thread #143590   Message #3315622
Posted By: Bill D
01-Mar-12 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: Question about Scotch
Subject: RE: BS: Question about Scotch
(not ALL of us Yanks require ALL drinks to be cold... *grin*. 'Good' beer/ale and 'good' Scotch are diminished by over chilling... but to each his own)

the 'experts' claim that a small amount of water allows the odor & flavor to be released more completely.....but the followin old joke is a warning.

"Old joke:

Two Scotsmen are talking. Giok has been to visit Andrew, and is about to leave.

Andrew- "So, Giok, my friend....would ye tak a dram afore ye go?"

Giok- "Och..and I don't mind if I do!"

Andrew gets a glass, pours some Scotch, and then adds some water and hands it to Giok, who sips at it.....then sips again, with a quizzical look on his face.

Andrew says, with a touch of pique.."Now, Giok, the whisky- it's not to your liking?"

"Oh,'s fine....I was wondering though..."

"Wondering? wondering about what?"

"Weel...when you poured it, did you add the water or the whisky first?"

"Ah, were right saw me do it! And I always put the whisky in first."

"Oh...right, right...of course! I'll be comin' to it, then!"