L.A. Bartenders Reveal Their Most VIP Pours

It might take some sweet-talking to get a taste of these spirits
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Bartenders stash away some of their rarest bottles, saving the coveted spirits for regulars. With enough time (and money), you might be deemed worthy of one of these liquors.

theessentials_masa_t2005 Herradura ($50 for 1 oz.)
“We have a bottle—from before spirits giant Brown-Forman bought the tequila company—that we only share with friends.”  Josh Goldman, Brilliantshine

theessentials_masa_t1950 Chivas Regal ($100 for 1.5 oz.)
“We have some vintage stuff for special guests. The Chivas we save specifically for a couple of regulars who love it.” — Jared Meisler, the Pikey

theessentials_masa_t2014 Plantation Pineapple-Infused Rum ($14 for 2 oz.)
“I just got a delivery of a very tightly allocated bottling of this new pineapple rum. I make it available only to savvy customers.” — Joseph Swifka, La Descarga

theessentials_masa_t1999 Sheep Dip Amoroso Oloroso   (not for sale)
“I’ve cut everyone off this whiskey. The last shot is mine.” – Zachary Patterson, Melrose Umbrella Co.

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