Owner of the two whiskeys shares background

Greg Alexander did not hold back details of his economic losses and his dedication to Whiskey Creek Bishop.

Greg Alexander, owner of Whiskey Creek Bishop and operator of Whiskey Creek Mammoth, has been on a long, painful business journey. He invited about 70 local business owners and staff to lunch last week in Bishop and told of the difficulties with Mammoth developers, banks and the economy there. He assured the audience of his devotion to Whiskey Creek in Bishop.

Alexander recently invested more in his Bishop restaurant with a remodel and wish, as he put it, “to be the best dinner house in Bishop.” To his audience, Alexander said he would tell the “story of the whiskeys”. He explained how the economy and real estate activity in Mammoth Lakes led to his loss of the Whiskey Creek there, although he told how he turned it around by convincing a New York bank that he could lease Whiskey Creek in Mammoth and run it successfully. He continues with that work.

At his home base in Bishop, Alexander said they make everything right on the premises and buy the best meats. He explained that he personally did the work on a lot of the remodel with help on color and design from Robin Stater. His tour of the new dining area reveals big, cushy booths and carpeting to soften the sound.

Alexander said he’s sensitive to customers’ needs to be able to have a conversation – including in the new lounge. So acoustics matter. The Whiskey Creek owner called himself a “midwest boy who likes comfort food.”

His own personal challenges, Alexander said, have taught him that “things don’t mean anything. Family does.” He encouraged the lunch guests to give him feedback on all aspects of Whiskey Creek.

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Dave
Dave
9 years ago

Greg is an asset to the community for all he does with soccer and various charitable events. Unfortunately if an Applebees, Marie Calendars or Chillis comes to town, I think it would be the end of Whiskey. These chain restaurants offer comparable (in my opinion) foods at half the price.… Read more »

Yeah Whiskey Creek!
Yeah Whiskey Creek!
9 years ago

Been to both Whiskeys.
Mammoth has the best Happy Hour in California.
Bishop has the best breakfasts.
And that lucious Double-Nut Brown is served in both.

Dingo
Dingo
9 years ago

The Happy Hour waitstaff at Mammoth Whiskey are SUPER!

Best of the Service Sector
Best of the Service Sector
9 years ago
Reply to  Dingo

Agreed, Dingo.
Daniella, Kathy and the rest are SUPER!
And the half-off appetizers ain’t bad either.
Unbelievable Calamari strips!

Cheez Luiz
Cheez Luiz
9 years ago

Wow! Hard enough to work in a restaurant I could not imagine running one. Super long hours, hungry grouchy patrons (many of us get grouchy when we are hungry), drunks, dealing with the health department, finding and keeping decent employees. Hard to believe restaurants I frequent have not yet had… Read more »

Mike
Mike
9 years ago

Amused is a whiner. Let us know your tourist driven business you cite in mammoth and I will pick your place apart the same as you have done to mr. Alexander. Whiskey creek is an awesome place, and the new remodel is great! WC is the anchor of this community,… Read more »

amused
amused
9 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike; You obviously missed my point. I am not picking WC apart, and I think that your comments are simplistic. Offering an opinion is far from whining or ” picking someone apart.” My business is based on rental properties-caring for the properties and dealing with the hundreds of renters that… Read more »

amused
amused
9 years ago

As a lifetime local, I have seen Whiskey Creek go through a few changes. So as a self-employed individual who lives in Bishop, but works in Mammoth, I would like to offer my suggestions…. 1. Make the happy hour time slot consistent in both towns. I forgot that Bishop Whiskey… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
9 years ago

Mr. Alexander, I really like your Bishop place, but your prices for dinner make it very hard for us middle class families to eat there . Just being honest.

If you can't stand the heat ...
If you can't stand the heat ...
9 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

The town of Bishop understands that in a terrible economy you must appeal to those with the money. Isn’t this obvious?
Just like they’ve been doing all along in Mammoth Lakes.