Originally Posted by kjamesuvic
I've taken some of this advice to heart. Went out to the liquor store yesterday and got a couple of those 50ml bottles. One Glenfiddich 12 and the other some random one that looks like shit to be honest. Poored a tiny amount of the Glenfiddich into a glass, and added 2 parts water. It wasn't the most amazing tasting beverage I've ever had but it wasn't that bad. I will be heading home from university for the holidays and might sit down with the old man to try out a few other types.
I greatly appreciate all the replies and advice from the gents who chimed in. I tip my glass to you.
The way you say it makes it sound like you added more water than scotch into the glass, that's not the way to do it. You want maybe... 1-2mL of water per ounce of Scotch, no more. Literally "a few drops" is all you add. I'd suggest trying again unless you've simply typed out what you were trying to say incorrectly.
@Duffman, I agree with this idea. I was at the brewpub with some friends a little bit ago and decided I'd grab a scotch so I had a Laphroaig, some people at my table had never tasted scotch so I gave them a try. I don't think any of them really liked it, but they did consider it an "experience" and understood the draw. A lot of people wouldn't understand the draw if you give them something easy in flavour that ends up just being a burning sensation to the first timer.
Time for a little crag.