Good riposte, kickert. That shit is vile.
What puzzles me though, is that WT is not even a top shelf, premium order at this bar....and I'm quite sure anyone who would order it would be a bourbon drinker, as a typical whiskey/coke drinker would usually order Jack or JBwhite, the cheapest pours for mixing...so cutting it wouldn't really make sense from the bar's perspective. That is why I was curious if anyone here has heard of or experienced a whiskey going "stale."
I was thinking that it is so rarely ordered, and has been sitting on the bar with an open top for a long period of time, that perhaps it may have altered the taste of it. It wasn't 'terrible' but it certainly didn't have that definitive taste of WT101.
Ever since I bought a bottle of it after reading this forum memebers outstanding reviews of it, I've been on a WT101 kick as of late. I have a glass or three at least 3 times a week now... So I'm absolutely certain that I could recognize WT101 in a blind taste-testing. What I had at the bar was similar...but just not quite right.
I'm now thinking that maybe they just cut it with some WT80...