Originally Posted by Krish the Fish
I've been slowly acquiring a "home bar" of my own. I have 2 bottles of Noilly Prat vermouth, some garnishes, grenadine, Rose's lime, JW Black, Centenario Anejo, Zacapa 23, Hendrick's, Smirnoff Red, Appleton V/X, and Beefeater. Tried to make a martini this past weekend (without a shaker. my Alessi comes on Monday) with the dry vermouth & beefeater, estimated too much and made a very dry martini.
I think I'll be taking an afternoon dram of JW Black after my noon class and my workout. Long day ahead of me.
Your home bar thread inspired me to start my own, so I did that a couple weeks ago... this is where I'm at for now:
-Hendrick's and bog standard Tanq - will add MM when me or gf go on Japan trip
-JD and Maker's Mark - will add 3 or 4 more to this when the time is right
-Smirnoff #21, will add some Russians as they're easier to acquire here
-1800 anejo, not big into Tequila
-Bacardi gold, will add white, but same as above, couldn't care less
-Nikka Taketsuru 12 for a blended whiskey
-Balvenie DW and Laphroaig QC for single malts, way more to come
-semi-sweet white and red Martini vermouths, will add Noilly Prat ($10ish in Japan) later
I know I have more than double this left to buy... what do I need? I'm literally buying some of this stuff from black market shops that buy from the U.S. Army bases here, so many things that look mainstream are actually incredibly hard to get, some will have to be hand-carried from Japan.