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    What is a reasonable request for comped Bourbons in Vegas?

    Hi Folks,

    1st time poster here. I'm going to Vegas to gamble in a few weeks, and I have regularly received most mainstream beers as well as Crown & Coke comped when I hit the tables. Since I've become a bourbon enthusiast recently (I still have a number of the super premiums still yet to try), I was wondering what most of the casinos have available for comped bourbon on the rocks. I'm guessing they would have Beam white available, but what else? In other words, would I get weird looks if I asked for a Buffalo Trace on the rocks?

    BTW, I've tried most of the low to mid-shelf products, and my two favorites are EC12 and ETL.

    Thanks much!

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    Re: What is a reasonable request for comped Bourbons in Vegas?

    Quote Originally Posted by boneuphtoner View Post
    In other words, would I get weird looks if I asked for a Buffalo Trace on the rocks?
    Definitely not. Maybe if you did it with a higher end van winkle or Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. But either way, if they're gonna judge you just b/c you use ice, f*%$ 'em.
    Last edited by trumpstylz; 01-11-2012 at 19:02.

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    Re: What is a reasonable request for comped Bourbons in Vegas?

    They might have Blanton's or possibly Elijah Craig 18.

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    Re: What is a reasonable request for comped Bourbons in Vegas?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    They might have Blanton's or possibly Elijah Craig 18.
    REALLY? Damn! I guess it doesn't hurt if you don't ask! Thanks!

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    Re: What is a reasonable request for comped Bourbons in Vegas?

    The nicer the casino, the nicer the booze you can get. Bellagio and Wynn have some nice stuff, just ask the waitress.

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    Re: What is a reasonable request for comped Bourbons in Vegas?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    Definitely not. Maybe if you did it with a higher end van winkle or Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. But either way, if they're gonna judge you just b/c you use ice, f*%$ 'em.
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    Re: What is a reasonable request for comped Bourbons in Vegas?

    The nicer the casino, the nicer the booze you can get.
    That was what I was guessing....When I'm on the Strip, I usually gamble at the MGM, Caesar's Palace, Bellagio, the Mirage, TI, and the Wynn properties. Maybe I will take a shot and ask for a Blantons or perhaps an Eagle Rare at these joints. I also like the sleazier downtown casinos for their great low limit blackjack and craps, but I'm sure my choices are more limited there. Perhaps EC12, but more likely EW Black will be available, which is still my favorite bottom shelf pour.

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    Re: What is a reasonable request for comped Bourbons in Vegas?

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    Definitely not. Maybe if you did it with a higher end van winkle or Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. But either way, if they're gonna judge you just b/c you use ice, f*%$ 'em.
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    Re: What is a reasonable request for comped Bourbons in Vegas?

    Bellagio has a couple of bars surrounded by $1 poker machines. The bar is stocked with lots of high end bourbons and whiskys. If you put $50 into the machine, they are generous with a couple of free comps while you play your $50. Only two or three years ago they were still comping Hirsch Blue Wax 16yo. You generally have to put $20 bucks into a machine to get a free Coors Light at their regular poker bars.....so why not upgrade and maybe win some money.

    Wynn also has a couple of bars like this. I recall seeing ER 10yo at many of their bars. Mirage bars have Blanton's.

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    Re: What is a reasonable request for comped Bourbons in Vegas?

    Not much anymore in LV. A few years back, the Bellagio had Hirsch blue wax that you could get for playing $50 on the bar dollar video poker..

    With the recession and the drop in business, the casino-owned bars have cut back on what's available (unless you play in the high roller area).

    If you are willing to buy a drink, the best bet is still Craftsteak in the MGM. Great selection and knowledgable bartenders. An alternative would be Lagasse's steak place at the Venetian. You can get all the PVWs at Wynn but it will cost you dearly.

    Try the Whisky Attic (off the strip near UNLV) for a wide selection.

    Best bet is to pass the casino bars and try the high-end steak joints.
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