Eric Stonestreet hit the big time with Modern Family, and he likes to celebrate each season by going to Vegas. He told Jay Leno about his last trip when a fan unknowingly offered to pick up a round of $56 per pour bourbon. What a terrible time to pick to buy a round of drinks. Even worse, what a terrible time to let pride stop you from understandably backing down from the offer.
$56 per pour isn’t abnormal for Scotch, but it’s a rarity for bourbon. With the Vegas markup we’re looking for a bottle that’s between $100 and $150, but there are very few options that are even over $90. My best guess is that Eric Stonestreet was drinking Black Maple Hill 16-Year-Old Small Batch. It’s an obscure pick by me, but I’m struggling to put many whiskeys in the $56 per dram range.
I tweeted Eric Stonestreet to get the real story. I wait to hear my answer.