Okay, just a note to any Central Iowa folks here, if you haven't been to the new incarnation of Shorty's (speakeasy-ish bar below Sbrocco on Court Ave Downtown) then you have missed out on one of the best in-bar burbon selections around these parts.
Prices are reasonable until you try to crack into the PVW, which I have not tried yet.
Counted 15+ burbons on the shelf, which is a huge number of choices for these parts in a bar. There could be other places with a similar selection, but I have not seen it.
Sczeraczeraczerac..(however it is spelled)
Eagle Rare SB
Not sure about this name, its the VW "Lot B"
Some other plain labeled VW, think it was a reserve Rye?
(ri)1 rye whiskey
and a couple others.
Anyway, it has been a good chance for me to try a few pricey bottles without spending $50+ on them. I particularly liked the ORVW 10/90 ($6.50 neat) and the Eagle Rare SB ($4.50 neat). Think the PVW 20 is like $20 or $30 a shot...eeeek.
Just a heads up, a hidden little burbon drinkers cove down there, with a nice selection of Irish whiskey and Scotch as well.