Only 3 Of Each...

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  1. Jason762

    Jason762 Senior member

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    If you were starting to build a bar and wanted to pick 3 750 ML bottles of booze from each category, which would you pick? My experience in alcohol is limited, and I'm afraid I know more of what I wouldn't. [​IMG] For sure, I'd pick Lagavulin 16 year for my scotch whiskey category. Maker's Mark is good, though it's the only bourbon I've tried. Anyway the categories: Bourbon 1) 2) 3)\t Brandy\t 1) 2) 3)\t Gin 1) 2) 3)\t Rum 1) 2) 3)\t \t Scotch\t 1) 2) 3)\t Tequila 1) 2) 3)\t \t Vodka 1) 2) 3) Does anyone here know a lot about Rye Whiskey?
     


  2. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Do you mean realistically, or if money was no object?
     


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    Jason762 Senior member

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    Do you mean realistically, or if money was no object?

    Well, if it's worth the money, it's worth it. Otherwise keep it somewhat realistic. Preferably stuff you've actually tried.
     


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    doink Senior member

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    If by rye whiskey, you mean "Canadian" here is what I'd suggest

    Wisers Special Old
    Alberta Springs


    Then either a bottle of Crown Royal or Canadian Club, because people expect it, not because they are good.


    Scotch

    Money no object and if you can find a a bottle - Glen Rothes 1973 (27 year old, sold out)
    Blend - Chivas 18
    Affordable Single - Oban 14

    Don't really drink any of the other hard liquors, so can't comment.
     


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    spertia Senior member

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    Vodka
    1) Hangar One (plain)
    2) Hangar One Mandarin
    3) Effen Black Cherry
     


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    feynmix Senior member

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    I certainly haven't been drinking enough or for a long enough time to try all the good stuff out there, but here is my small contribution:

    rum:
    appleton's

    gin:
    bombay sapphire
    tanqueray

    vodka:
    stoli (chilled)
     


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    Gin: Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, and Hendrick's
    Vodka: Grey Goose, Chopin, Absolut/Sky
     


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    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Why do you need three bottles of each unless you are opening a real bar? For gin, I would buy Hendrick's or Plymouth. For bourbon, I would buy Woodforde Reserve. For scotch, I would buy Macallan (18, if I had the funds). I would buy as cheap a rum and vodka as possible; no one can taste the difference when it's mixed with soda or fruit juice. And if anyone asked me for brandy or tequila, I would tell him to take a hike.
     


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    For gin and tonics, I really like Rangpour, which is Tanquaray lime infused gin.
     


  10. Jason762

    Jason762 Senior member

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    Why do you need three bottles of each unless you are opening a real bar?

    I wouldn't... but I'd try 3 different kinds and I'd pick a favorite
     


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    Ludeykrus Senior member

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    Home bar or commercial bar?

    Are you looking at "What's your favorite liquors in each category?" or "What top/mid/well grade liquors would you choose for each category?"?
     


  13. Jason762

    Jason762 Senior member

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    A decent home bar to share with friends. The good stuff I'll keep stashed in the closet.

    Basically, I'm trying to get opinions from people so I can buy a bunch, taste them, and pick my favorites. A starting point of sorts...
     


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    I would buy as cheap a rum and vodka as possible; no one can taste the difference when it's mixed with soda or fruit juice.

    Shitty rum makes for shitty drinks, IMO, just like any other alcohol.

    Rums:
    1. Cruzan Light
    2. Sailor Jerry's
    3. Pampero Anniversario
     


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    2 good decently cheap bourbons are woodford reserve and bulleit
     


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