Don't get me wrong, I do like the Vortex, and they do have a decent whiskey selection, but to include them in a spotlight on the nation's exceptional bourbon bars? The author of the article, Lew Bryson, who does know his whiskey, must have either not ventured out very well when he was in town, or relied on faulty intelligence. There are about ten places around town that come to mind when I think "great bourbon bars," but the Vortex is not one of them. H. Harper Station? Yes. Empire State South? Absolutely. Local Three? Definitely. Bourbon Bar (duh). Even Scotch/Irish stalwart Mac McGee's rocks a mean American whiskey selection. There's Table & Main up in Roswell with a surprisingly strong selection, or the shockingly good list at One Flew South in the dadgum airport! I could go on ... heck, I even know a home bar or two that might warrant inclusion over the Vortex. I suppose it's great to see any Atlanta bar mentioned among the nation's best, but I do wish Wine Spectator had done a bit more digging around town.
So, Wine Spectator, if you happen to have any writers or editors in town for the High Museum Wine Auction this week, drop us a line. We'll point you in the right direction.
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I give you an Incomplete on this assignment. Where is Dutch Monkey donuts?