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This could almost go in the cigar lounge because scotch and cigars and golf go together (even though I don't smoke cigars I love the smell of them.)

 

At any rate you guys will all appreciate that I'm off today except for a wedding rehersal this evening. The rehersal does get in the way of playing though and we have company coming into town so I had a variety of honey do stuff to attend to. No problem because one of those things was the grocery shopping. The grocery store - well a grocery store - happens to be right next to the driving range. :) :) :)

 

Oh and the last thing my wife said before she left this morning was, "Why don't you go ahead and get yourself a bottle of scotch to have with the company!" :) "But not Johnny Walker Blue!!!!" (We've been married for 28 years and she knows to be specific but perhaps not specific enough yet) So after I went to the range and starbucks and the grocery store I walked over to the liquor store.

 

My goal there was to get a bottle of Johnny Walker Black - the flyer in the grocery store said it was on sale and I have a quarter of a bottle of Glenlividt so I have a single malt and wanted a blended. JW Black is my default blended - it's nice for company - they're happy - I'm happy and after a drink or two we're all happy together. But alas there was a Glenmorengie 10 year old Single Malt on sale. What was I to do? I wanted a blended scotch but this was a great deal and I was only supposed to buy one bottle. I grabed the single malt and went to the register where I saw that Johnny Walker Gold was on sale at a huge savings but siginificantly more that the bottle I had in hand. So I stopped there for a second and thought, "Kersti said buy a bottle of scotch. I wanted a blended. She said, not JW blue, this wasn't JW Blue, it was less a third the price of JW blue and it was a blended."

 

I just put the bottle of JW Gold in my liquor cabinet - it looks nice. B)

 

What would you have done?

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If Kersti is like Lady Jane, she will never know the difference. And this does not seem a particularly good time to improve her education. Only if she asks.

 

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Blue is overrated IMHO. I'll drink it if my dad buys it, but I'll never buy it myself :lol:

 

But if I were you, I would have gotten Gold. I love Gold and the Glenmorangie one is also in my cabinet!

 

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That! You did not break any rules. Nicely done

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I'd have passed on the Blue too......but.....I'd have bought both the others. Scotch doesn't go bad....it's going to be drunk eventually....and it was on sale. My wife would have been happy I was thrifty. Seriously.

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When it comes to wives, I've found there's rarely a downside to keeping quiet. Most of the trouble I get in is when I open my mouth...

 

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Well, at 5:40 the good wife sent a text to bring home dinner, I replied I was still on the course and would. At 6:57 I asked what she wanted and she told me. At 7:42 she said she was starving. And at 8 when I got home all she said was you better have a good excuse. I said I do not. That was the extent of the battle. I do not think that well I was drinking beer and smoking cigars and lost track of time is a valid excuse. Which it is but not one she would except.

 

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You know this time I really don't have a opinion, because I would have got them both. See my wife has a couple of drinks of JW Red almost nightly just to help her sleep and wind down LOL!!!

 

So to me I could have got the JW gold for her and got the scotch for me and nothing would ever been said..

 

So to me you just have to feel out the relationship, In your case good choice

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I knew this thread would evoke lots of fun comments and sound, solid advice that I can pass along to couples in premarital classes or even perhaps some material for today's wedding sermon. :)

 

I can't speak to my Baptist brethran Dan - Lutherans are different eggs for sure, listen to Garrison Keeler sometime - he has lots of fun with us. Richard I sincerely doubt that I have more grey matter than you - I certainly would not have been wise enough to delegate the Yeti question to my administrative assistant. :)

 

I do like Blue alot - but I also have a son who's going out to sea today under orders to bring me back a bottle from his last port of call where he will get it for around $140 instead of $220 plus tax.

 

I totally agree with the adage oft offered here that silence is golden and also the other tact that strategic buys - you get yours and I'll get mine - are important marital strategies. Thanks for the laughs guys - I did enjoy a glass of the gold as a nightcap - I was very smooth - Blue has a lighter finish, gold is smokier going down and I very much appreciate that.

 

Okay I have two hours before I need to get cleaned up for the wedding, it's 70 out and sunny wiht a light variable wind. What should I do?

Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

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SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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I'd been so good for so long but this was over the plate you know. You're on that board for a reason and you are a succesful person in life for a reason too - You most certainly do not lack for grey matter. B)

 

I'm just very blessed to have a patient wife in regards to the longevitiy of this relationship is all I can say.

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EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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JW is the most disgusting liquor I have ever had, no matter what color the label. If there was JW Blue and a bottle of sewer water, I'd have to think about which to drink. While we're talking about scotch; my buddy bought a bar a few years ago and while I was up there I found a bottle if Glenlivet 21. I asked where it came from and he said "it came with the bar". I asked him what he'd charge me for a glass and he said "how bout 5 bucks"? I drank that whole bottle over two nights for $5 a glass, I didn't tell him it was a $250 scotch until I finished it. Lol

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I would have bought them all and used the logic that because they were on sale "Look How Much I Saved" biggrin.gif

 

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Great story JB even though we differ on our taste for JW - you sound like a single malt guy though so I understand - I like both types and sort of have rituals behind when and with whom I'll drink one or the other.

 

I'm wierd like that.

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Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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RP, I pay full price at his place, he tries to give me discounts and I make it up in tips (he works the bar most nights). I found the bottle back in the storage room when I was helping him move some of the old owners stuff out. I didn't know it was so expensive until after the first night and I went home an looked it up......which is why I went back and finished it off, lol. I definitely didn't feel bad, because I went up there the weekend before and bought a whole bottle of Patron for our table and paid $110 for it and I know he pays a third of that. The bar is very successful though, they have some of the best food in town and the drink prices are about the cheapest in town. It's also not the kind of place that carries top shelf stuff, so the 21 was probably from the old owners personal stash.

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Then you're a great friend, seriously. Like I said, my friends don't come in my bar often unless I have something special, cuz I've found after 20 years of ownin bars, nothin good can come from friends hangin in your bar, aspecially if the spouses & significant others know each other. Plus, my current bar is predomantly black(many nights I'm the only white male). It ain't a big thing for me(this is my 2nd outa 5 bars), though a lot of my buddies that I golf with are, well, to go from our men's card room to my bar would not only be culture shock, it'd be dangerous..LOL(I'm serios, though it is funny)

 

Though, I can't believe that you went through a whole bottle of Petron & he charged you ful price. For you, the guys on here or my buddies in the Burgh, and I had one this past June, buy the bottle for his bro's birthday, and I gave hime 25% off($90 to him). I still did ok..LOL

 

 

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I have a lot of friends, but I only have a handful of close friends and for those close friends, I'd take a bullet and they'd do the same for me..........this guy is one of those close friends. The night I had to pay full price was their Grand Re-Opening (first night after he took ownership) and it was only so expensive, because we just started off doing shots, before buying the rest of the bottle. Hell, after paying $20 for a half pint of Patron at a liquor store this weekend, I don't feel so bad.

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RP, I pay full price at his place, he tries to give me discounts and I make it up in tips (he works the bar most nights). I found the bottle back in the storage room when I was helping him move some of the old owners stuff out. I didn't know it was so expensive until after the first night and I went home an looked it up......which is why I went back and finished it off, lol. I definitely didn't feel bad, because I went up there the weekend before and bought a whole bottle of Patron for our table and paid $110 for it and I know he pays a third of that. The bar is very successful though, they have some of the best food in town and the drink prices are about the cheapest in town. It's also not the kind of place that carries top shelf stuff, so the 21 was probably from the old owners personal stash.

 

 

I do not know about your neck of the woods but here, a bottle of alcohol is taxed for 18 drinks. I have never worked or owned a bar but I have sat in a few, for research purposes :rolleyes: , and I overheard the manager say something like that to a new bartender. So in addition to the building, wages, lights, etc... they have to pay a bunch of tax per drink.

 

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Dude, great story!! Exactly why my friends aren't regulars at my bar!! LOL. Though I know the price of 21 & it wouldn't even be on the shelf at my current place..LOL

 

Did ya even feel bad? LOL. With a few more friends like you & he'll be on to his next great venture. LOL. This is the problem with a lot of bar owners. When a customer or non-bar owner knows more about the value of your inventory than you do, what are the odds of ya succeeding?

 

That's why 88% of bars either go outa business or are sold at a loss at the five year mark. 88%!! Though, I must admit, it makes my job easier. LOL

 

Again, great story!

 

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My Dad owns a sports bar in San Diego and everyone wants to be friends. But they still have to pay full price with the exception of his Son LOL.

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