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Las Vegas Happy Hour + The Happy Hour Gang = Happiness!

We are so excited about our upcoming meeting that we have been double dog daring the days to go faster!

A few months ago we reached out to Las Vegas Happy Hour.  They have an amazing website that list happy hour times and locations by neighborhood!  THEY ARE AWESOME!

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But that’s not all that makes us happy….they are going to stop by our next meeting at Landry’s!  EEP!

Ok Wayne & Garth you can stop now.  No guys, seriously. stop. You’re giving us a headache.

You can RSVP for our next meeting here: eventbrite_monogram

Or find us on the book of face here: facebook

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On the Lookout for New Meeting Places!

We are always looking for new places to cover.

Our basic requirements are:

1. A Long(ish) Happy Hour

We understand that an hour means an hour, but that doesn’t help our members when the hour ends at 5pm and they don’t leave work until 5:30. Or if you know the owner or management team that would extend prices for us, that would cool too.

2. Uncharted Waters

We know about the places on the Strip and a few local bars, but where are some of your favorite places to go that have not been featured on Buzzfeed or flipped in a Bar Rescue?

3. Great Atmosphere

Let’s face it, were not everyone’s cup of tea, so the less hoity, is the best for our toity.  But if this place is something that we should definitely see, we will give it a try and stay on our best behavior.

4. Never the Same Place Twice

We try to never visit the same place twice.  Check out the Past Meetings page to see where we’ve been. (Yes, we know it hasn’t been updated, we’re working on it!) The Calendar page also has some past locations.

That’s about the gist of it. If you would like to host a meeting, drop us a line!  We’d love to have more members!

OH YEAH…here’s our shameless plug:

Join us at our next meeting!  CLICK HERE to reserve your spot at the bar!

Keep Calm and Have a Drink!

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LET’S HAVE A DRINK!

The date is set and the location chosen!

Join us for National Chip and Dip Day, Thursday March 23, 2017! (Yes, we know it’s OVER a month away.)

Landry’s on Sahara has been a staple in the Las Vegas Valley for some time and made a big splash when the holding company purchased the Golden Nugget in 2005.  You’ve probably eaten at a Landry’s restaurant and didn’t even know it!  They are the owner of these famous brands:

(This is not a paid endorsement from the Landry’s organization or any of their brands…just passing on newly found knowledge.)

But we will buy you a drink if you tweet, friend, tag or share us!  Use the hashtag #HHGLV so we can find you!

Hope you can join us!  We’ll be the loud bunch at the bar!

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This is Not a Rant

Is whisky a drink? Funny to be asking this, isn’t it? I mean isn’t it obvious that whisky is a beverage? And yet there are investors who buy and sell whisky to make money. At least one person has stated quite clearly that it isn’t a drink. And he’s right. Whisky is a commodity. As a commodity, it has a mysterious quality. It is not a physical property of the item. It is an intangible quality. Like the philosopher Slavoj Zizek has said about Coca-Cola, where the marketing of the product emphatically embraces this intangible quality in its advertisements. Coke is it. Coke is the real thing. Enjoy Coke. What is “it”? What is “the real thing”? Am I obligated to “enjoy” Coke? Does the same hold true for whisky?

When you read about whisky in its descriptions you’ll read all about how this whisky or Ardbeg-Corryvreckanthat was “handcrafted”  “in small batches,” as part of “a limited run” “restricted to x number of bottles” and this treatment will magically infuse the product with something not resulting from its distillation. It is rare. It is special. Possess the bottle and you will possess this something extra.

Drinkers often ask if a particular whisky is worth the extra money spent. That depends. Some whisky is matured for over two decades or more. The age on the bottle (if it has an age statement) is the age of the youngest whisky in the mix. Since it must be maintained for a longer time, the expense involved means that, in order to make a profit, more must be charged to the buyer. This is understandable, but from a taste perspective, this extra expense may not reflect it’s value as a drink meant to be consumed. A higher price tag doesn’t always mean the product tastes better. And in the case of purchasing for investment, the higher price may have nothing at all to do with its taste, but more of its value as a rare commodity.

Like the wine industry, where certain bottles go for thousands of dollars (or more), the wines meant to be consumed on a daily basis by true fans are likely to be some of the least expensive. If I like wine at lunch and dinner on a daily basis I cannot afford to drink high priced, or even moderately priced wines with every meal. The bottles that cost five dollars or so are meant to be enjoyed often. They may not be the best, but they are good, and more importantly can be enjoyed often without breaking the budget. There are similar offerings in the world of whisky, but usually for quite a bit more than five dollars.

But as a drinker of whisky, is it ever worth it to buy a bottle to be consumed once it has achieved investment status? Have the investors essentially destroyed the whisky’s value as a drink? More importantly, by making a particular whisky be rare so as to increase its appeal to the whisky brokers, are distillers catering not to drinkers, but rather to the investors and are thus making products made to be forever bought and sold but rarely consumed? or is this an unfortunate and unintended result?