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Topic: OT: Single Malt (was Black coffee) (4 msgs / 136 lines)
1) From: Bob Hazen
Gary,
I have experienced the same thing.  A little water certainly changes the 
character of the whisky.  I'm not sure I prefer it that way, but its 
definitely different.  Probably merits more experimentation.  It is 
essential, IMHO, with cask-strength whiskies, though, for obvious reasons. 
I've been comparing the Laphroaig 10yr with the quarter-cask.  A little 
water in the quarter-cask, the 10y neat.  The two whiskies are different 
animals.  But I'll have to try some water in both and see how they compare. 
Another taste influence is the glassware.  Vastly different tastes show up 
out of snifters, wine glasses, old fashioned glasses etc.  I have some of 
the Riedel malt glasses that really change the character.  They tout the 
"research" that went into developing the glass.  Good work if you can get 
it, eh?
Bob

2) From: Edward Rasmussen
I'm just now catching up on old messages and found this thread.  It
reminded me of a book that was recommended on this list a few years ago.
It's called Buzz--The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine by
Stephen Braun.  It's a real informative and easy read on how alcohol and
caffeine affect the body.  He explains the science and physiology
involved when you intake these substances.  Makes you appreciate and
understand your single malt even more and perhaps makes you a little
less fearful of caffeine ingestion.
I just checked Amazon and it's still in print.  Here's the link.  You
may have to paste it together to get to that page to read about the
book.  Sorry, I don't do tinyurls.http://www.amazon.com/Buzz-Science-Lore-Alcohol-Caffeine/dp/0195092899/ref=sr_1_1?ieF8&s=books&qid05855445&sr=8-1
Ed

3) From: Bob Hazen
Thanks, I now have a copy on reserve at the local library since Amazon wants 
$45 for it!  Looking forward to reading it.
As for tiny URLs, I don't generally click on them.  I like to look before I 
leap and tiny URLs don't let you.  If you want to keep URLs from breaking, 
you can put quotes around them.  It usually works.
Bob

4) From: Treshell
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Buzz--The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine by
 Stephen Braun
I see them on , there seems to be quite a lot.http://www.abebooks.comFor around a dollar.
Tres
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