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scopenut
03-10-2008, 08:19
Went to a comedy club over the weekend which had a 2-drink minimum. When the waitress came by the table, I asked what bourbons they carried. She looked at me like I just landed from Mars, and said "I'm new here, I'll have to check". After awhile she returned, and proudly announced she had checked with the bar, and that they had "Southern Comfort, Makers Mark, Jim Beam, and Cutty Sark". Well, I guess 2 out of 4 isn't bad, but why do various other whisk(e)y products always get lumped into bourbon? This time not even JD, which is technically incorrect, but still closer. Usually I get Crown Royal thrown into the mix as well.

Will things ever get better?

-Kevin

NickAtMartinis
03-10-2008, 10:59
Went to a comedy club over the weekend which had a 2-drink minimum. When the waitress came by the table, I asked what bourbons they carried. She looked at me like I just landed from Mars, and said "I'm new here, I'll have to check". After awhile she returned, and proudly announced she had checked with the bar, and that they had "Southern Comfort, Makers Mark, Jim Beam, and Cutty Sark". Well, I guess 2 out of 4 isn't bad, but why do various other whisk(e)y products always get lumped into bourbon? This time not even JD, which is technically incorrect, but still closer. Usually I get Crown Royal thrown into the mix as well.

Will things ever get better?

-Kevin


Kevin, there really doesn't appear to be that great of interest in bourbon, nationwide, sans the Jim Beam clientelle.

As a result, few people know/understand the difference between the various whisk(e)ys and what bourbon actually is. I do not see that changes anytime soon.

dcb
03-10-2008, 12:17
I don't like ordering drinks through a waiter or waitress, if there's a bar I'll go see what they have myself and buy it from the bartender. I can make sure it's not poured over ice this way, too. Up here in the sticks, the pickin's are very slim when it comes to bourbon in bars anyway, WT80 and Knob Creek are about the best it gets.