I'm just curious.
I'm a tequila in the summer person who drinks bourbon/whiskey in the winter.
I am NOT AN EXPERT, just someone who likes a cocktail.
But, even after all these years and all these bottles, I still prefer a little ice, a little water/soda or both in my drinks. (With tequila, I like grapefruit juice and club soda).
When I sip bourbon neat, I still have that little grimace, like I taste the alcohol more than the subtle flavors. But, on some weird level, I do admire those who drink their drinks straight and get the full effect and flavors with nothing in the way.
So, I'm wondering ...
Should I just sip my drinks neat until "I get used to it?" Did you have to get used to it?
Or should I just not worry about it and keep adding an ice cube or water to my drinks?