PA - I don't give a crap if it is girly. it tastes good and that's all that matters.
I never did understand the obsession with drinking nasty ass bitter drinks just so people think you are "manly". and if you drink something that actually tastes good then you aren't "manly" enough.
That's why when I was in the Caribbean I drank every rum punch and fruity frosty drink I could, because that's where you do it.
I really like the way good Scotch tastes. I drink it neat. Even the Highland Park website suggests some cold water to open up the taste, but I like it better concentrated.