Our neighborhood bar does this great thing called the “Socialist Bartender Program.” The owner goes out and buys a ridiculously expensive bottle of whisk{e}y every week, and then they sell 1.5 Oz pours to customers at cost price. It gives us an opportunity to try out whisk{e}ys that we would never be able to afford to buy for ourselves. Last night my wife and I shared a pour of this amazing 26-year old Islay Scotch.

I hope more neighborhood bars start doing this. It’s such a cool idea.

📍 Vintage Cocktail Lounge, Portland, OR

Rian van der Merwe Product manager • Designer • Speaker