So while I was at the NH State liquor store buying this
I came across this (ignore the reflection through the locked glass case)
It was a tough choice, but I decided to save $4,957.99. Guess I'm a cheapskate.
It also raises other questions in my mind, about the intrinsic value of things. If I expected to be driving a Honda, but it turned out to be a Ferrari, I'd know it. If my J&B order ends up being Balvenie Caribbean Cask, I'd know it. But this person ordered a $300 bottle of wine - already likely of dubious value over a $50 wine - and got a $6k bottle, and just drank it. Said nothing. No "holy shit, this stuff's amazing! There's no way this is the $300 wine I ordered." I really wonder if they noticed any difference.
A Canadian hotel has served more than 86,000 "Sourtoe cocktails" containing a mummified human toe. Sometimes the toe gets stolen and then a new one has to be located. Yeah, I'd hate to see such a charming tradition come to an end because of a toe thief.
A British man donated his frozen big toe to a Yukon bar so he can drink it in a cocktail
Last night at the movie bar, I was drinking IPAs and rye when I remembered a song by the obscure band Peachfuzz called “Champagne and Aperol”. I asked the bartender if they had Aperol, thinking they wouldn’t because it’s mostly a beer and whiskey bar (almost 50 beers on tap, maybe 100 whiskeys). He reached under the bar, pulled out a bottle of Aperol and looked at me dubiously. My eyes lit up. He asked if I wanted an Aperol spritz but started shaking his head “no”, but hell yeah I wanted an Aperol spritz. He made me one and said it was an experiment, so he didn’t charge me. It was yummy.