As always, I firmly believe you should drink your booze the way you want. Ice, splash, soda, pomegranate juice or off an expensive friend. Whatever. But I won’t be reviewing scotch with ice anymore.
After tasting many scotches either neat, or with a splash, I find that ice closes down the flavour and brings up the alcohol burn. It makes it better for getting large quantities down your gullet but it doesn’t work for tasting.
At least, that’s my two cents.