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When it comes to what is socially accepted in the US, ice is mostly reserved for the harsher stuff like bourbon and scotch. The ice serves a purpose of diluting the liquor, thus making it smoother on the way down. It serves a purpose for different whiskies that have harsher spice notes. Tequila, vodka, brandy, cognac, and rum should be put in the freezer ...


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I find rum good when it is served neat, but then I am far from a connoisseur on the subject of rum. It really is an amazing drink because it’s made in so many different places and in so many different ways (white, aged, agricole, black strap, spiced, etc). The following may be helpful in drinking rum: Most spirits are distilled to 40 percent alcohol by ...


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Ice in any spirit is always about personal preference. Adding ice does two things to any spirit, regardless of category: It lowers the temperature, slowing down evaporation of the ethanol, making the spirit more pleasant to smell and softer on the palate. It dilutes the spirit, again softening the effect of the ethanol on your palate. Some people will opt ...


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