"The Stranger" by Albert Camus
About the book: The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing you will read. If you're interested in philosophy, or Existentialism specifically, The Stranger is a great place to start.
About whiskey: Rich, buttery nose with hints of raisins and honey.
About the location: Celebrity hang out. Claims to not have phone# (or at least publish one). Dining room has mural painted by New Yorker artist Edward Sorel. Ghost of Room 16 likes to rearrange room.