Two physical chemists walk into a bar. They order whiskeys, and a jolly Scotsman one stool over insists they add a splash of water to optimize the flavor of the spirits. Inspired by the smooth, smoky flavor, they vow to investigate a question whiskey enthusiasts answered decades ago: Does adding water to whiskey really make it taste better?
"The Best Way to Drink Whiskey, According to Science" is from the August 17, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jenna Gallegos and narrated by Sam Scholl.