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SippinJim
07-11-2008, 08:16
I was at a bar the other night and saw an unopened bottle of Evan Williams 12yo on the top shelf. I asked the BT how much for a drink (probably a jigger/1.5 oz) he said $12.00 :eek:. What would this go for in your area?

mozilla
07-11-2008, 08:30
I have yet to see or hear of an EW 12yr. What color was the label? Was there a proof on the bottle?

I would guess that it should be the same price as comperable bourbons of equal age.

StraightBoston
07-11-2008, 09:30
I've had the EW 12 (red label, square bottle) in Japan and can vouch for it as a tasty pour. $12/shot seems steep (a bottle goes for about $20 over there) but it's probably worth it for its unavailability Stateside.

SippinJim
07-11-2008, 11:35
I have yet to see or hear of an EW 12yr. What color was the label? Was there a proof on the bottle?



Sorry, don't know where I got the 12 yo. It was EW single barrel.

mozilla
07-11-2008, 11:38
I have seen the 15yr in the burgandy label...

The Single Barrel is way overpriced at $12 per shot.

StraightBoston
07-11-2008, 14:01
What Jeff said. I'd top out at about $8 for EWSB at a fancy place. ($12 a shot is usually Hirsch/Pappy territory!)

fishnbowljoe
07-11-2008, 15:28
Wow! I must have overpaid when I was on vacation. Went to dinner at a very nice restaurant in Marco Island Florida (Tara). Had a manhattan with EWSB, and it cost me $15. I must admit, it was good though. Joe

mozilla
07-11-2008, 16:09
Alot of the price difference can be attributed to what the bar stocks and how it prices each level of labels. Say if, EWSB is the best bourbon they display....then it will be priced in the Super Premium or highest catagory.

If they have some bourbons that are priced higher than EWSB....then it could be a Premium, Top Shelf, or Middle shelf....depending on the lineup and where the bar is trying to make its money.

They will also bump the price when you hand make the cocktail. But, all these are subject to the bar and managment philosophies.

Isn't a bottle of EWSB aroung $24 per 750ml? Those bar prices seem really high...to me.

SippinJim
07-12-2008, 09:25
Alot of the price difference can be attributed to what the bar stocks and how it prices each level of labels. Say if, EWSB is the best bourbon they display....then it will be priced in the Super Premium or highest catagory.


This was a bar at a Mexican restaurant so their main pour is of course tequila. The only other bourbon they had beside the EWSB was Jim Beam white label.

camduncan
07-12-2008, 14:24
Downunder, I'd probably expect to pay in excess of $20 a shot... if someone went out of their way to import a bottle or two for a bar... and our shots are going to be 30ml.

Here's a menu from our best local (whiskey) bar. Bourbon is on page 20...
http://www.byblosbar.com.au/bar/images/drinks_menu.pdf

melting
07-12-2008, 15:45
Are you kidding me, $12.00 for a shot. Wow, you can buy the whole bottle here for $18.99.

Chris