Hypothesis: A cold vermontucky is perfect in summertime. I think that it would be equally fantastic when heated, and a great alternative for colder months.
Materials: Lemons, water, maple syrup, and bourbon. Because I am lazy, I will use bottled organic lemon juice rather than squeezing my own lemons.
Results: The hot vermontucky tasted fine, but not as good as I had expected. In fact, I preferred it as it cooled down.
Conclusion: The vermontucky is best prepared as God intended it: cold, and in the summertime.