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Thread #143590   Message #3465551
Posted By: Bill D
13-Jan-13 - 02:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: Question about Scotch
Subject: RE: BS: Question about Scotch
Only about 5-6 times in my life have I ordered ANY hard liquor in a bar or restaurant. I suspect my Scots ancestry simply cannot comprehend why they need to ask $3-$12 for a shot when there are ... what..40? shots in a bottle. Because enough people will pay it, I suppose.

(a couple of years ago, I was at a gathering for a friend and shots of decent Scotch were going for $3-4. They also had Connemara single malt Irish, a bottle of which I had been given as a present once.... so I thought I'd splurge.... after it was poured, they asked $8! I asked why...."Well, it's a 'special'... not common or easy to get, and more expensive." I went to a liquor store... yeah, it was maybe 10% higher than a vaguely similar bottle of Scotch... not 120%.