Originally Posted by GQgeek
If I wanted to be well-stocked for entertaining (dinner parties and single women, mostly) what would be the bare minimum?
Light rum (such as Bacardi)
Vodka (such as Finlandia)
Bourbon (such as Jim Beam)
Tequila (...Chinaco, Herradura, etc...)
Canadian (rye) Whiskey (Crown Royal)
Gin (such as Bombay sapphire)
...and mixers (tonic water, limes, Coke)
For dinner parties: wine - white and red. Many better people than myself to answer the wine question, but you'll do well getting vino suggestions from your invitees.
That should keep many people relatively happy. After that, additions depend upon your tastes and your guests' tastes.