Adding to the always amusing Bourbon vs Scotch debate let me ask you a question. Who tips bigger?
If you said Bourbon drinkers you’d be right.
According to a recent US survey of over 4 million guest checks, Bourbon drinkers were found to be the biggest tippers with an whopping average of 22.69% of their bill. (Take a moment to pat yourself on your back Bourbon Nation.) Scotch drinkers on the other hand, averaged a relatively low tip rate of 20.1% despite having the highest average bill totals. You can read more about the ‘Hey Big Spender Survey’ over at The Spirits Business. Here’s a quick rundown of their top-line findings.
Average tip rate by following type of drinkers:
- 22.39% – Bourbon
- 22.67% – Blended Whiskey
- 22.20% – Cider
- 21.60% – Gin
- 21.20% – Vodka
- 20.10% – Scotch
- 19.80% – Rum
- 19.60% – Liquers
Surprising to anyone?
Do you line up with the findings based on your personal drink preference and tipping behavior?
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