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It’s a common refrain among whiskey enthusiasts: Add a few drops of water to a glass to open up the flavors and aroma of the drink.

For example, hard-liquor expert Alice Lascelles said in a demonstration for The Sunday Times that “if you’re tasting with a master blender, they will always add some water at some stage.”

But the science behind this claim has been murky. A couple of chemists in Sweden set out to figure out why adding a little water would improve the drink’s taste.

They say the taste improvement happens because alcohol molecules and those that determine whiskey’s taste tend to stick together. Their findings were published Thursday in Scientific Reports.

Chemists Say You Should Add A Little Water To Your Whiskey. Here’s Why

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MBTI & Starbucks Happy Hour

DISCLAIMER: Based on a true story. This post is not sponsored by Starbucks (although that would be nice, just sayin’) ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

INFJ: pays for their co-worker because they forgot their wallet and INFJ always gives them benefit of the doubt

INTJ: did not notice and did not care until it became a mandatory office Starbucks Run

INFP: was the first one to mention that Happy Hour was back, first one to go to the meeting spot, and last one to buy their drink out of politeness

INTP: caves under pressure and orders the most boring drink on the planet because they were taking too long to decide

ISFJ: tells the group that they left cookies back at the office which would pair nicely with the frappuccinos

ISTJ: orders the same frappuccino every single time during Happy Hour, always at 3:10 p.m.

ISFP: loads up their frappuccino with lots of syrups to experiment with flavors and shares their drink with the rest of the group

ISTP: didn’t come to work today but gets spotted at the restaurant next to Starbucks

ENFJ: asks everyone what they are going to order before they order as conversation

ENTJ: tries to haggle with the barista, successfully claims a free drink based on a technicality

ENFP: buys a frappuccino but forgets to claim it from the counter because they get distracted by conversation

ENTP: causes a heated debate on which is the best frappuccino that ends with ENTP being told to shut up

ESFJ: helped organize the office Starbucks run

ESTJ: during check-out, casually suggests a couple of ways Starbucks could better re-organize themselves given the chaos of Happy Hour and low-key lands a job interview

ESFP: gets hit on by the barista, leaves with a free drink

ESTP: flirts with the barista, leaves with a free drink (it belongs to ENFP)