PIC: A successful punter at the Galway Races spent just under €2,000 on two glasses of whiskey
He must have had a REALLY good day at Ballybrit.
Some in-the-know punters will tell you that it’s more difficult to back a winner at the Galway Races than at any other meet, but there will always be plenty of people who make a fortune at the bookies’ expense.
One such punter decided to celebrate his winnings in the Front Door pub in Galway city centre on Wednesday night and while we don’t know exactly how much he made, it must have been A LOT judging by his drinks tab.
The punter in question treated himself and a colleague (or maybe just himself) to two measures of Midleton Pearl Very Rare 30th Anniversary whiskey, which set him back the tidy sum of €1,990, or €995 per measure.
And here’s the receipt to prove it.
The whiskey in question, a collaboration between retired master distiller Barry Crockett and new master distiller Brian Nation, is arguably Ireland’s rarest whiskey, with only 117 bottles produced in the entire world.
Rare and all as it might be, it was purchased just before 2am on Thursday morning so we sure hope whoever bought it remembers it.
Imagine waking up to find that receipt in your pocket the morning after a heavy night out?