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Icy reaction to casino policy

Postby Sally Toms » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:43 am

An Australian casino caused a fuss recently when bar staff insisted on adding ice to a customer’s glass of whisky.

Alison Black, a Glaswegian living in Melbourne, described what happened at Lasseters Casino in Alice Springs: “I love my whisky and particularly like single malts. I was delighted when I saw that the casino had stocks of Glenfiddich.

“My friend and I ordered one each but I was shocked when the young barman went to put ice in them. He insisted it was policy to only serve whisky with three lumps of ice.

“They said it was to stop customers drinking it as a shot, like tequila.

“But I’ve never seen anyone lining up shots of whisky. It’s to be sipped and savoured.”

A spokesman for the casino commented: “This is not company policy. The person who served her has been reprimanded for their stupidity.”
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Re: Icy reaction to casino policy

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:48 pm

Sally Toms wrote:
A spokesman for the casino commented: “This is not company policy. The person who served her has been reprimanded for their stupidity.”




I love the Australian bluntness ...... instead of saying something PC like ...

'the bar person inparticular was being over zealous ...' or 'misinterpreted the house rules'

no they were stupid :!: :shock: :lol: 8)


It's nice to see honesty once in a while
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Postby killerwhale » Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:23 pm

“This is not company policy. The person who served her has been reprimanded for their stupidity.”


that is priceless...... :lol:
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Postby peergynt323 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:02 pm

Now if Las Vegas can get over their stupidity of only serving Macallan, I'll be satisfied. :roll:
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Postby mikeymad » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:46 pm

peergynt323 wrote:Now if Las Vegas can get over their stupidity of only serving Macallan, I'll be satisfied. :roll:


ouch.....

I went to a SF Giants Baseball game and I ordered up a glass of Jack Daniels (it was the only whiskey in the place that I wanted). She said that she had to add at least a single piece of ice (which I could take out - she whispered) to make it a 'mixed' drink. I had my friend order up one as well. She put one cube in each. As we walked away I took the cube out of mine, I poured the beverage from the other 'cup' into mine as well, tossed out the empty cup with the ice and I was then happy. I treated it as if the melted ice was just like adding a small splash of cool water.

I don't mind rules, but it doesn't mean you have to follow them to the letter.

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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:29 am

mikeymad wrote:
peergynt323 wrote:Now if Las Vegas can get over their stupidity of only serving Macallan, I'll be satisfied. :roll:


ouch.....

I went to a SF Giants Baseball game and I ordered up a glass of Jack Daniels (it was the only whiskey in the place that I wanted). She said that she had to add at least a single piece of ice (which I could take out - she whispered) to make it a 'mixed' drink. I had my friend order up one as well. She put one cube in each. As we walked away I took the cube out of mine, I poured the beverage from the other 'cup' into mine as well, tossed out the empty cup with the ice and I was then happy. I treated it as if the melted ice was just like adding a small splash of cool water.

I don't mind rules, but it doesn't mean you have to follow them to the letter.

Cheers,


Anything is more fun if you have to bend or break a few rules/laws to do it!
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Postby LeoDLion » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:05 pm

[quote="peergynt323"]Now if Las Vegas can get over their stupidity of only serving Macallan, I'll be satisfied. :roll: [/quote]

They also have two other staple single malts- Glenffidich and Glenlivet. Americans are not big on single malt whisky- how sad or how fortunate (so I have plenty of supplies for myself :lol:)
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