Whisk(e)y, wine and cigars....
It's all the 'Emperor's New Clothes' anyway.
Do YOU like it? Yes, carry on and well done sir! No? Then by all means discuss it and the mertis for or against, but you know, each to their own?
I get the logic for water in scotch, I have had plenty in my time and often needed it (Ardbeg Very Young benfited from a little) but to tell a guest or stranger they're WRONG? Never. Seen it done in pubs and whisk(e)y tastings and it classless.
Cigars too. 'Shouldn't use a punch cutter' or 'You don't take the band off' are the common ones I hear being said by the knackers. Who cares? Smoke your own and be good. The cigar club regualrs just leave each other be and have a smoke and a drink, with or without water / ice, and ahve a good giggle whilst going about it.
The chap who posted about the arsehole on the tour summed it up nicely, you don't impress with your perceived knowledge, you just come across as a twat.
EDIT Forgot to say, these things are shite. But I think that's accepted wisdom on these boards