Re: Bad case of the Whiskey Face
It's possible it's "what" your drinking. Do you like whiskey when mixed such as bourbon and coke or lynchburg lemonade? Mint Julep? While straight whiskey is an acquired taste, do you even enjoy it at some level? Something else to think about, is it the heat or the flavor that makes you wince? If you find that you like some whiskey mixed, maybe go with that as a starting point. For me while I appreciate most whiskies, bourbon is the only one that truly gets me excited. Scotch I find less universally palatable certainly some regions like Islay.
Regarding "how" you're drinking, water will actually open it up; so while it's diluted I find it more intense. Ice on the other hand I find to make it easier to drink compared to neat. Don't go with a bucket of ice; one or two cubes will do. Sipping is just that, a tiny sip. A single shot can last me up to 30 minutes or even longer if I'm smoking a cigar with it. Lastly, practice makes perfect lol. Whiskey is an acquired taste and the more you familiarize yourself with it the more accustom your palate will be.
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