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.
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
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
Strawberry Olmecca Altos Reposado
Green Chartreuse (need yellow)
John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum
Crème de Violette
Carpano Antica Formula
Noilly Prat Dry
Martini Rossi Rosso
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