Powers Three Swallows only 30 at O’Briens
By the way, I drank four Jameson 18yo last night. Not impressed, at all. Drank four, just to be sure of verdict, because a rather eejity barman, who seemed stoned, sold me the first one for €6 – when a shot of it should be around four times more.
Everywhere you find an ass - ride it.
The following three were also €6. Two lads at the bar starting drinking it when they copped what happened with me. I had no qualms because at the outset I asked yer man, who was notably ill mannered as well as incompetent, to find out the price of Jameson 18yo. If he had been polite and pleasant, I would have said: ‘You are doing yourself there.’
Was always suspicious of a blend for €200 plus. No richness to the drop. And Jameson 18yo is more expensive than Redbreast 21yo. Not only that barman is eejity.
I personally think you were dead right but don’t put that on Twitter. Some fella got absolutely scalded recently for a similar story of being undercharged.
It happened us one night when a lot younger. One of our group decided he wanted us all to have a brandy and asked the barman how much a shot from a particular VSOP bottle was. €6 he was told. He ordered 4, handed the barman €25 and we downed them. As we slammed the glasses on the counter, the barman turned around sheepishly and said “Sorry lads, they are actually €15 (or similar) each”. We just laughed at him.
I saw that episode. He was an unrepentant, smug fucker who thought he was being funny.
He got filleted as badly as them Garrihy girls do on Tattle. cc @Tassotti
The Scotch can fuck off.
Fair point. I just wanted to try Jameson 18yo, since I am certainly not going to punt €225 on a bottle for the privilege, and would have paid €20-ish for a shot. But so it went.
Love to know what the difference is between #17 “Scotch Whisky” and #26 “Whisky” is? Both have Scottish flags beside them
Caveat emptor inverted…
The bar in question, while pleasant in ways, seems to specialize to a bizarre extent in locating abysmal barmen. Was only in it last Thursday because same spot was convenient for a friend who was in town for a bit of carousing and Cheltenham watching. Could not get out myself until mid evening because I had some work to file. But we had a nice few drinks and he got a bus down to Waterford before midnight. Have no interest in horse racing but the Cheltenham vibe is always good.
Judging by the top 8 the Judging was carried out at a Wetherspoons in Derby.