• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Hi, we have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy in anticipation of the upcoming new Calfornia laws, the CCPA. If you are a resident of California, these rights pertain to you. Thanks - Styleforum Team.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

What's in your 12 bottle case?

Ambulance Chaser

Stylish Dinosaur
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Mar 7, 2002
Messages
10,535
Reaction score
1,872
Inspired by this survey of spirits enthusiasts, I thought I would create my own list of 12 essential bottles I would keep in my home bar if I had to limit myself:

1. Aviation Gin

2. Ransom Old Tom Gin

3. Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac

4. Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey

5. Macallan 18 Single-Malt Scotch

6. Combier Orange Liqueur

7. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

8. Gran Classico Bitters

9. Green Chartreuse Liqueur

10. Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette Liqueur

11. Averna Amaro

12. Dolin Rouge Vermouth

I own all the bottles except for the Macallan 18, which is cost-prohibitive. This selection gives me the ability to make a wide variety of cocktails I like. I might improve the rye and the cognac to give me additional options to drink neat.

What are your essentials?
 

SD1

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 24, 2009
Messages
292
Reaction score
5
Laphroaig 10 or quarter cask

Campari

Aperol

Lillet

Bombay Sapphire

Corsair gin

Maxim's gin

Palm Ridge whiskey

Angostura bitters

Rivata dry vermouth

Siesta Key rum

Van Gogh espresso vodka (for my wife)
 

kwilkinson

Having a Ball
Joined
Nov 21, 2007
Messages
33,655
Reaction score
872
Very new to spirits, but
Hendricks gin
Bombay saphire
Willett single barrel bourbon
Evan williams (for cocktails)
Myers dark rum
Cointreau
Aperol
Campari
dry vermouth
Sweet vermouth
Angostura bitters
Orange bitters
 

JohnGalt

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2009
Messages
4,927
Reaction score
743
Aberlour 16
Aberlour A'bunadh
Hendrick's
Grey Goose
Ron Zacapa xo
Dolin dry vermouth
Le Fee absinthe
Macallan 25
Eagle Rare 17
Johnny Walker black label
Patron burdeos
Home made limoncello
 

Bhowie

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Oct 5, 2008
Messages
13,897
Reaction score
4,041

Very new to spirits, but
Hendricks gin
Bombay saphire
Willett single barrel bourbon
Evan williams (for cocktails)
Myers dark rum
Cointreau
Aperol
Campari
dry vermouth
Sweet vermouth
Angostura bitters
Orange bitters

I'd swap out a gin for chartreuse. Evan Williams for a really peaty scotch. I'd think I'd also drop the orange bitters and cointreau, not sure for what though.
 

kwilkinson

Having a Ball
Joined
Nov 21, 2007
Messages
33,655
Reaction score
872
Cilantro Soju? I'm not man enough to drink peaty scotch.
 
Last edited:

Thomas

Stylish Dinosaur
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Jul 25, 2006
Messages
29,128
Reaction score
1,318
Hmmm, interesting exercise. I'll start with what I know and like and see if I get to 12.

BTW: is this personal consumption or am I expected to entertain others?

Plymouth Gin
George T. Stagg
Eagle Rare
Yamazaki 12
Macallan cask strength
Zacapa 23
Plantation XO

after that - you're on your own.
 

Bhowie

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Oct 5, 2008
Messages
13,897
Reaction score
4,041

Cilantro Soju? I'm not man enough to drink peaty scotch.

You can use the peaty scotch in place of mescal or other smoky spirits to make really savory cocktails.
 

Piobaire

Not left of center?
Joined
Dec 5, 2006
Messages
60,688
Reaction score
23,464
Balvenie 21 y/o Port wood aged
Wisers 18
Hendrick's Gin
TIto's Vodka
Antiqua Formula sweet Vermouth
Vya dry Vermouth
Applestone Estate 30 rum
Milagro anejo tequila
Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire
Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
Velvet Tango Room bitters
Louis Tres
 

Hoke Harden

New Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2014
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Guys, I am pleased that my original articles inspired you to come up with your own lists, and good for you for running with the idea. However, a little gentle chiding: you were supposed to make comments about why you would make certain selections, or to give some backstory about why certain things are in your case. That said, once again, thanks for the input.

Regards, Hoke Harden
 

rgarteteach

New Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2014
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
You can use the peaty scotch in place of mescal or other smoky spirits to make really savory cocktails.
 
Last edited:

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How wide do you like your leg opening on your trousers?

  • 7”

    Votes: 59 17.4%
  • 7.5”

    Votes: 114 33.5%
  • 8”

    Votes: 103 30.3%
  • 8.5”

    Votes: 36 10.6%
  • 9”

    Votes: 13 3.8%
  • 9.5”

    Votes: 7 2.1%
  • 10”

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • 10.5”

    Votes: 7 2.1%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
432,669
Messages
9,277,174
Members
194,705
Latest member
Yeacten52
Top