I prefer my single malts neat, though (prompted by reading whiskey reviews) I occasionally splash some spring water in just for a change. Seagram and CR are rye? I had no idea. They needed a larger splash of water to make them palatable; toilet water worked well for that. When I was in my early 20s I got roaring drunk once on rum and coke; now I cringe whenever someone suggests that diabolic brew. I use Makers Mark for cleaning out my pipes. Woodford's Reserve is the only bourbon I've found drinkable.