Let's talk uppity liquor

scotchandcigar

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So while I was at the NH State liquor store buying this
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I came across this (ignore the reflection through the locked glass case)
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It was a tough choice, but I decided to save $4,957.99. Guess I'm a cheapskate.
 

scotchandcigar

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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.
 

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For $300 I could spend two nights in my favorite hotel in San Antonio and drink a $50 bottle of wine at my favorite bar on the Riverwalk.
 

Channel98

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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

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/frozen-toe-yukon-bar-intl-scli/index.html
 

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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.

Champagne And Aperol, by PEACHFUZZ
 

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I never liked Jim Beam. I love Jack Daniels.

Lately I’ve been drinking Sazerac Straight Rye. Very smooth, but a lot of flavor, and it’s pretty cheap.

I’ve tried some other' pricier whiskeys lately. The best was Jefferson’s Ocean. It’s aged at sea, which sounds gimmicky, and is, but it’s also tasty.