My Home Bar

Here’s what I’m stocking at home.


Beefeater : Great well gin. Absolute steal for the price.

Plymouth: My G&T gin of choice.

Hayman’s Old Tom


Sobieski: Cheap and as close to flavorless as it gets. You use vodka when you don’t want any liquor flavor, in my case usually for infusions, so spending on expensive ones seems silly to me.

Diesel 151: for making mint extracts, etc. High ABV, low flavor. Not really vodka, but close enough.


Flora de Cana Extra Dry: White rum.

Gosling’s Black Seal: Great dark rum. It’s a total well liquor, and one of my most popular.

Sailor Jerry: Friend of mine loves these in Coke so I stock it for him.

Meyer’s Dark


Leblon: only decent one available in Ohio and I haven’t tried any others. I need to remedy that.


Porton: Only decent Pisco available in Ohio. I’d like to try more Piscos, but Porton makes a good sour.


Four Roses Yellow Label: Probably the bottle I go through the most of.

Old Overholt Rye: So good, and so cheap.

Rittenhouse Bonded Rye

Buffalo Trace Bourbon: Good midrange choice for sipping neat.

Few White Dog

Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch

Bulleit Rye: Not bad but not worth the money, won’t buy again.


Olmecca Altos Reposado: My favorite well tequila.

Del Maguey Vida Mezcal


Batavia Arrack

Pernod Absinthe


Toasted Corn Husk Bourbon: uses 4 Roses Yellow. Still my favorite cheap bourbon for infusing.

Banana Justino: Bananas blended into Gosling’s, then Pectinex clarified.

Aged Eggnog (not pictured): getting ready for the holidays. I keep this in the refrigerator though I think they’re shelf-stable at this point.

Strawberry Cachaca: One of my favorite flavor combos. I even put cachaca in my strawberry sorbets.

Brown Butter Rum

Lillet Blanc

Strawberry Olmecca Altos Reposado

Amaro/Herbal Liqueurs




Gran Classico

Green Chartreuse (need yellow)


Fernet Branca


Other Liqueurs


St. Germain

Laird’s Applejack


Damiana Liquer

Disaronno Amaretto

John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum

Crème de Violette



Carpano Antica Formula

Dolin Dry

Noilly Prat Dry

Martini Rossi Rosso


Saline Solution

Peychaud’s Bitters

Angostura Bitters

Orange Bitters

Plum Bitters


Orange and craft beer vinegar

Blood orange and champagne vinegar

Meyer lemon and chardonnay vinegar

Meyer lemon and riesling vinegar

Blackberry and balsamic vinegar

Strawberry and white balsamic (2 versions)

Strawberry and champagne vinegar (2 versions)

Lime and champagne vinegar

Grapefruit and apple cider vinegar


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