The julep was served in a metal mug, and though it wasn't the customary pewter or silver, it certainly did the trick. I wish I knew what brand of bourbon the bartender used; it wasn't included in the description of the drink (although hand-crushed ice was mentioned). If this place wants us to know about its great whiskeys, it should tell us about them.
And what place is this, anyway? Can you guess where I'm drinking?