’That’s why it’s $795 a shot’: Sampling rare Irish whiskeys, scotches on the Strip
With whatever apologies (if any) are owed to green beer, this call to conviviality for St. Patrick’s Day does not concern green beer. Or anything green in a glass.What it does involve is some of the finest (and priciest) Irish whiskeys and Scotch whiskies on the Las Vegas Strip.
We lay our scene at Rí Rá Irish Pub in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Wally Lang, the whiskey whisperer of Rí Rá, guides us through six pours that range from $160 to nearly $800 for 1.5 ounces, with age, quality and scarcity variously contributing to those prices.