Originally Posted by nahneun
how does one secure a bottle of pappy 23? serious question
This got answered, more or less, but if you have a good liquor store that sells Pappy, they can try to get an allocation of the limited release ones. Maybe not the 23 but the 20 or others from that distillery. Like a lot of things, a relationship can go a long way, and if you can get one going w/ a better bottle shop it opens doors. This really varies, though, based on your states liquor laws. In Oregon, it's state run, so all shops basically deal w/ the same structure, which makes it a little more of an even playing field. That said, the shop downtown that serves a lot of resto/bar buyers is going to have a very different take on things than the one in a crappy area mostly interested in moving pints.
Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren
Does anyone know any good cocktails that use Fernet Branca as a major ingredient
A local spot makes a drink that's just Fernet and house made root beer. I doubt it would be as anywhere near as good w/ A&W or something, but this one is fantastic.