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    bourbon restaurant

    mt sons tell me that there is a new restaurant in Washington DC that has more than 50 bourbons by the drink. If you go to www.bourbondc.com you can sign up for a newsletter of information and bourbon events

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    Re: bourbon restaurant

    Sounds like my kinda place. Most restaurants look at you funny when you ask what types of bourbon they have. Most only have two or three.

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    Re: bourbon restaurant

    Most only have two or three.
    And of those 2 or 3, they 9 times out of 10 consider Jack Daniels bourbon...

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    Re: bourbon restaurant

    Well if you ever in Seattle are, be sure to stop by FX McCory's. I believe they have over 100 bourbons to select from. And if you are going there, give me a call!

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    Re: bourbon restaurant

    How great bars look with all of the bottles and the many choices. We here in South Carolina are still stuck with the 'mini bottle law.' All beverage alcohol except for wine has to be poured from a mini bottle like they have on airlines. Each bottle is taxed,so the state has a good income stream. It means however that the selection of product is very limited. As far as bourbon is concerned,it is rare that you can get anything but Beam,and the Small Batch Collection,Wild Turkey, and Makers Mark. The legeslature is considering a bill that would change this. It would mean that retail stores could sell fifths,but that litre bottles could only be used in restaurants, and would be seperately taxed so the state could keep up the income stream.Regular taxes plus sales taxes are not enough for south carolina. The tax per mini bottle is .50. The tax on Litre bottles will be many dollars paid up front. How archiac our whole policy is with respect to alcohol. So if you want interesting or different bourbons you have to drink at home

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    Re: bourbon restaurant

    That's not as odd as it might seem. Many states have very strict laws that restaurants can only buy from certain distributors, probably for the same reason you stated: to ensure that large taxes are always collected. So, if the retail price of a certain bottle is $25, the restaurants and bars probably have to pay more. And if the retail stores have it on sale for, say, $18, a restaurant absolutely cannot take advantage of the sale price.

    Tim

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    Re: bourbon restaurant

    a restaurant absolutely cannot take advantage of the sale price.
    Can't, but do, which is why Sam's sells liters.

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    Re: bourbon restaurant

    I used to manage a bar in your dear old B'ham, and all the booze had to be bought at a liquor store. Beer and wine came through distributors, but I went down the street to stock the bar at the local ABC store. No discount from retail, but didn't have to pay tax since we were charging taxes on drinks.

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    Re: bourbon restaurant

    Just the opposite here in TN. Restaurants have to buy via the distributor and can't buy at a liquor store. Of course, there are no state-owned liquor stores.

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    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
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    Re: bourbon restaurant

    I really don't mind when restaurants list Jack among their 'bourbons.' What gets me is when they list everything brown. I've had them list Seagrams Seven and worse.

 

 

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