What Is The Best Way To Drink Whisky?

Should you add ice or water to your whisky, or is it better to drink it neat? While there are arguments to be made for each position—and opinions can be pretty strong—it’s best to keep in mind that there’s no wrong way to drink whisky, as long as you’re enjoying it. (And if you do like water in your whisky and want to figure out exactly how much to add, try using our Proof Calculator.)

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