I went to my sister's place this afternoon for a small soiree and I brought a bottle of "Gentleman Jack". I chose it because it isn't exactly swill but it was still nice enough to make an enjoyable drink while sitting around with family.
Her brother-in-law was there as well and said something about Jack Daniels when I was pouring a shot. I politley asked him if he'd like a shot. He said sure and when I passed him the bottle, he and his brother began to guzzle it from the bottle like a pair of winos.
I guess I must be becoming a bit of a whiskey snob because I was greatly offended. Not because of the expense (it's by far not one of the most expensive of Bourbon styled whiskies)but because of the mode of consumption. It seemed disrespectful to me. If they wanted to play drunken idiot, I'd have happily brought a bottle of cheap rye.