Drink of the week: your own bottle of whiskey at Hog & Rocks

I’ve always been intrigued by bars and restaurants that get their own private barrel of whiskey. Four roses does these branded bottlings a lot: Nopa used to have one, I think Elixir still does, even Beltramo’s, the South Bay’s most famous liquor mart, had their own branded bottles of Four Roses. For me, though, it’s hard to form an opinion on a spirit with just one shot in the course of a dinner or a night out.

Enter Hog & Rocks, who is offering their private barrel of Elijah Craig 12 by the bottle. Here’s the deal: you pay up front for the bottle, they put your name on it, and they keep it behind the bar. Then, any time you want, you just walk in and have them pour you a shot. I’m especially looking forward to convincing friends to go with me without mentioning the program, and then just walking up to the bar and having them pull out my personal bottle like a boss.

They also allow you to add up to four names in case you don’t think you can go through an entire bottle yourself. But I live a few blocks away, so I’m not worried.

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41 Responses to “Drink of the week: your own bottle of whiskey at Hog & Rocks”

  1. timbo says:

    How much do they charge for this privilege? Because I have a bunch of personal bottles. I keep them at home.

    • Nick Pal says:

      I didn’t say because it would just make you mad. I am open, however, to doing a Drink of the Week feature on you drinking in your apartment (not joking.)

  2. sure says:

    BTW it’s ‘like a bouse’

  3. J-Train says:

    There are now ONLY snapshots with phone zombies pictured in them. Literally impossible to find photos that don’t have a phone zombie in the background somewhere.

  4. “in case you don’t think you can go through an entire bottle yourself”

    What kind of sad sonofabitch can’t go through an entire bottle himself? The problem is: who can afford an entire bottle of this magic hootch himself?

  5. Greg says:


  6. HtotheOV says:

    More importantly, who is that hottie stealing the show!?

  7. Chachito415 says:

    Please donate to a non-profit soon. You have run out of things to do with your excess cash.

  8. Pete says:

    Pretentious. I guess a few google or facebook fuckwads would be into this.

    • Johnny Sax says:

      Lol you went to community college

      • 21st Street Mansion says:

        Well educated individual here. Pretentious as fuck. $95 so you can have your own bottle. This blog is for the entitled fucks that look to fill their vapid lives with bullshit consumer culture.

  9. AttF says:

    bottle service repackaged for the reclaimed wood crowd?

  10. GrizzledMission says:

    Having your own bottle at the bar is a concept older than I am. And I’m old.

  11. scum says:

    I have a bottles on reserve at almost every bar I got to.

  12. Pedant says:

    Beltramo’s is in Menlo Park. That’s “Peninsula,” not “South Bay.”

  13. brianna says:

    95.00 a bottle at Hog and Rocks.

  14. dorian says:

    so dumb.

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