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What happens when you mix whiskey and water?

It is sometimes said that to best experience the flavor and aroma of a good whiskey (or whisky), one ought to add a bit of water. This practice is said to release flavors somehow. Is there any truth ...
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How to properly clean a whiskey flask?

I found an old stainess steel flask that someone once gave me. I want to use it again to hold whiskey. There doesn't seem to be any liquid inside, though it may have contained some just before the ...
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Whiskey inside a metal flask for a month. Safe for drinking?

Taste aside, is it safe for drinking? Whiskey that was left inside a stainless steel flask?
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Irish Coffee harder to get right than Baileys Coffee?

On a cold winter's day I was in a Irish-themed pub/restaurant and ordered an Irish Coffee. Some time later (could have been half an hour or longer), the waitress comes with all the stuff other people ...
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Whiskey and Water

In his answer https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/24354/6279 @user5561 indirectly makes the claim that it is 'preferable' to mix whiskey with water from the same source as the distillery. So the ...
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Soaking fruits and things in alcohol

So I got a wild hair one day in Feb and filled a bunch of Mason jars half full with random things and started soaking them in whiskey, vodka and sweet whiskey. I put a few pickle Spears in some ...
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Why is mixing good whiskey with cola/ginger ale frowned upon? [closed]

I ordered a Jameson and ginger ale at a pub the other night and my brother asked me why I wasn't ordering it neat or on the rocks, since it was "pretty good" whiskey. Right now I'm having some good ...
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When *brewing* Irish coffee in a drip coffeemaker or French press, do I need to use more Irish whiskey?

Back in the early 1980's I received a very nice coffeemaker as a gift. (Okay - it was very nice for the 1980's.) There was a small recipe booklet that came with it that had a great recipe for Irish ...
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Slow cooker bourbon meat recipe bitter

I have a recipe for bourbon braised spare ribs which calls for boiling the following sauce in a pan and then pouring it over 1lb ribs (boneless or bone in) and braised in the oven for several hours. ...
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Does wrapping a bottle of whisky in plastic affect the taste?

I want to store a couple of whisky bottles with boxes in some idle place at our house. I'd probably sell these after 5 years. To prevent damages to the box, I'm thinking of wrapping the boxes of ...
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Does whiskey go bad by freezing?

This question does not have to do with home brewing but I figured someone here would be able to answer. Does scotch whiskey go bad if kept in standard home freezers for a few days? Does it also ...
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Is there such a thing as a single malt vodka?

NB: There are products branded as single malt vodka (so the quick answer is Yes), but my question is more about whether such statements have any real meaning? More detail In a discussion the other ...
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What kind of bourbon is best for making whiskey balls?

What kind of bourbon should I use in this recipe for "whiskey balls" (aka "bourbon balls" aka "tipsies")? 1 6 ounce pkg — 1 cup chocolate bits (chips) 3 tbsp light corn syrup 1/2 cup bourbon ...
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How long can you keep whiskey in the freezer? [duplicate]

Jack Daniels Tennessee honey, in the freezer for over a year. Is it okay to drink?