Everyone here is right, the best way to drink it is how you prefer it. Grab 3 glasses, 3 small pours, one neat, one with a couple drops of water, and one with ice. For whatever reason I can't do ice. I couldn't ever drink scotch because everyone would serve it to me on the rocks. I have a tough time with too much peat, and I sort of realized if you add ice to it, it mellows out the other flavors and it tastes peat forward. Once I started drinking it straight, it was much easier to enjoy because none of the other flavors were held back.