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Beware the Next Nefarious Up-Charge: Whiskey, Neat

Drinking It Neat Will Cost You
Beware the Next Nefarious Up-Charge: Whiskey, Neat
Photograph by Chris Stein

The other night, I was out in New York. It had been a long day and I needed a drink. To be specific, I needed a bourbon.

Like a lot of guys, I started out drinking beer. In my late thirties, I developed a taste for Irish whiskey. Then I moved on to Kentucky bourbon. I’ve been faithful ever since. At home, I drink Evan Williams. When I’m out, I treat myself to something fancier such as Booker’s, Knob Creek, Blanton’s, or Woodford Reserve. I enjoy a Manhattan. Old Fashioneds are nice, too. There’s one thing I don’t like with my bourbon: ice.