Post # 1
Does anyone know? My venue, which is very high end, offers a “premium open bar”. I’m wondering if this is the same as top shelf, since there doesn’t seem to be any other option at the venue. If not, what is the difference? Thanks!
Post # 3
@shrinkgirl: They should list the brands. My assumption would be this (based on Vodka, which is my personal preference)
Premium: Stoli, Absolute
Top Shelf: Grey Goose, Belvadere
Post # 4
I would also think @MexiPino: is right. But there’s no harm in asking them if it’s something different. I think it is also possible they could use the terms well, call, or premium in which case premium might be considered top shelf and call would be the middle here.
Post # 5
@shrinkgirl: to some ‘premium’ is the same as call (ie any liquor you called for by name- stoli, jameson, bacardi, etc- rather than just asking generically for vodka, whiskey, rum etc, which would be a well drink.), which falls short of the most expensive offerings which is referred to as top shelf- ketel one, patron, etc. However I have seen goose and other top shelf products be referred to as ‘premium.’ I’d ask your venue to clarify with the brand names. my guess is it will be good quality below top shelf, which I think is more than acceptable for a wedding open bar.