A $2,000 Glass of Scotch, a $600 Cigar, and Other Delights From the French Laundry’s New After-Dinner Drink List

The lone al fresco table in the French Laundry courtyard.
The lone al fresco table in the French Laundry courtyard.Photo: Sara Davis

The French Laundry has recently added a spirits program, geared toward after-dinner drinks to be enjoyed with cigars and mignardises in the courtyard. The Scoop has the details, and it should go without saying that this is a high-roller’s list of booze choices, with everything from 60-year-old agricole rum, to 70-year-old vintage Chartreuse. Glasses of Scotch start at $75 (for an 18-year-old Macallan in Lalique), and go up to $1,950 (for the 57-year-old, mixed vintage In Lalique III). Also, there’s a 1950 Old Fitzgerald bourbon for $1,750 a glass, and a 100-year-old Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cognac from Hennessey for $1,450. There are some more reasonable options, like after-dinner wines starting at $20 a glass, but then you get to the cigar menu, with the “pre-embargo Cubans” section at the rear, which includes an 1868, five-inch cigar for $595. Should you be looking to drop $10,000 on dinner, The French Laundry is happy to help you spend that sum. Behold. [Scoop]