I was reading about this a month or so ago. Not sure what prompted me to remember it now, but in case anybody's visiting the Twin Cities later this summer, and wants to spend anywhere from $500 to $2,000 (depending on how many "shots" you want) on some very well-aged single malt scotch, then the St. Paul Hotel is the place for you.
In time for the biggest political bash to hit the Twin Cities in living memory, one St. Paul bar has made an extravagant business decision: to corner the market on the best booze in town.
Republicans coming to their national convention in September can buy a "pony shot" of 55-year-old single-malt scotch, fresh from a famed 184-year-old distillery in the Scottish Highlands.
For $525 a glass.
Heh. I was struggling with the concept of spending $15 for a glass of 12-year old Macallan at the hotel bar while I was in India (ultimately deciding that it just wasn't worth it). I can't even begin to imagine the stratosphere where you're willing to spend the five bills on one ounce of alcohol. I mean, I'd be sitting in those rich leather chairs thinking that I could buy an entire bottle of 25-year-old Macallan for the same price as one ounce of the 55-year-old stuff. Or, heck, give me a case of really good wine for the same price as either of the single-malt-scotch options.
See, that's my problem. Always looking for a better deal.