If I Could Only Have 10 Bottles

by Stevi on August 21, 2008

in Lists

Over at Kaiser Penguin, Rick has posed a challenging question:

If you could only have 10 bottles of alcohol, what would they be? You have to name brands, and you must include vermouths if you want them. They are, at least, infinitely replenishable.

I tried to focus on my favorite cocktails, and favorite categories of cocktails, as I made my decisions. I must have at least one scotch, mixable or not. I have to have my Manhattans. And I give up the ability to have something approximating a mai tai in order to have Pisco sours.

So here’s my list. At least, today’s list. Who knows about tomorrow?

  1. No. 209 Gin
  2. Cointreau
  3. Lillet Blanc
  4. Vya sweet vermouth
  5. Pisco Biondi Italia
  6. Isle of Jura Scotch
  7. Havana Club rum
  8. Luxardo Maraschino
  9. Green Chartreuse
  10. Ridgemont Reserve 1792 bourbon

What would be on your list?

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