The bar has learned lessons over the first few months, though. There's the Shibui Highball ($19), a risky experiment that ultimately didn't work. The quality of the Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky from Japan led to its eye-popping price, but the format — a simple mix of seltzer and the spirit, garnished with lemon — never made sense. I wanted to better explore and identify the nuances of the spirit, but the dilution made it too difficult. The whiskey tasted good, but $19 good? Not really. Most liked it, Benkert said, but enough didn't see what the big deal was, so it won't be on the fall menu debuting in a few weeks.