Elementary question: I don't speak Japanese (yet). I ordered in an empty bar and tried to make sense of different Japanese whiskies. Barkeeper knew no English so we sorted out the order by universal hand gestures. I paid and said Arigatou gozaimasu, which gave chuckle or laugh from the bartender. Was he mocking me (I think my pronunciation is not too much off - based on YouTube samples)? Nevertheless, whisky was good.