What is in you liquor cabinet?

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What is everyone keeping stashed so far in quarantine and drinking?

I'll start:

  • Glenfiddich 14
  • Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 (my go to)
  • Macallan 12
  • Woodford Reserve
  • Knob Creek Bourbon

Comments (68)

May 3, 2020

Woodford Reserve is a solid one. I'm a big fan of Angel's Envy.

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May 4, 2020

Kentucky bourbon is the finest

May 4, 2020

Angel's Envy, whether the bourbon or the rye, is fantastic.

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May 20, 2020

Basil Hayden for a lighter drink. Noah's Mill is an amazing and complex bourbon.

  • Prospect in Other
May 3, 2020

Nothing. Its been a long two months.

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May 3, 2020

Hennessy, captain morgan, and Jameson

May 5, 2020

You should be ashamed of yourself

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May 3, 2020

I'm running out and going dry soon.

What's left:

  • 16 Yr Lagavulin (maybe 3-4 shots)
  • 1/3rd of Hibiki Harmony
  • 1/2 a bottle left of Redbreast
  • 1 & 1/4th Bottles of Aviation Gin
  • 1/2 Bottle of Gray Whale Gin

I am going to die

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May 3, 2020

Been meaning to get into Japanese Whiskey.

Do you recommend Hibiki? Heard Nikka is good as well and of course Yamasaki but hard to find.

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May 4, 2020

I do recommend Hibiki but honestly I would start off with Toki and then branch out from there.

Japanese whiskey is hilariously overpriced because numale bugmen weebs thought they were so special, being the consoomers they are, in drinking a new and foreign whiskey, so they started rapidly buying it, and the distillers in Japan clearly saw the opportunity to bump prices. Demand kept adjusting upward, now you have Toki (which is the equivalent of Old Crow in Japan) going for $30 in a lot of stores in the US, crazy.

It's good, the Hibiki 30 year is maybe the best whiskey I have ever tasted, but I would recommend you keep a bottle of something cheaper if you are trying to diversify your stash.

Pro tip* If you ever go to Japan, its like 2/3rds --> 1/2 the price. My friends do "liquor runs" there and gift us the bottles. Win-Win

All-in-all, I will always prefer the Scotch and Irish lineups, but the top-end Japanese holds a special place for certain occassions.

  • Intern in _none
May 3, 2020

Did you buy Lagavulin because of Ron or are you just a fan of scotch? Was it worth the price?

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May 4, 2020

Not sure who Ron is. I've been a big fan of scotch for about 4 years, after the obligatory black-out session with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black in a techno night club when I was still in university.

May 5, 2020

How is Aviation? Was looking at all of the celebrity spirits after reading up on MJs Cincoro and saw that Aviation is decently rated.

May 5, 2020

Ryan Reynolds will cry if you don't buy the most refreshing gin in the world. (That's right Britain, 'Murican gin...owned by a Canadian)

Please note: Ryan may or may not be holding a pistol to my head as I am typing this.

Serious note, its really good and it deserves a place next to Hendricks, although Hendricks' flavor is much more advantageous for a lot of drinks. Aviation is my go-to when I make my nightly Negroni.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 4, 2020

It's been a long quarantine, so I'm running low, but here goes:

  • A&W (for my nightly casual drink)
  • Barq's (for when I'm in for a wild night)
  • Bundaberg (for when I want spice)
  • Baja blast (girls like something fruity)
  • Canada Dry (only got like 2 liters left because of the stupid quarantine)
  • IBC (been sitting in the cabinet for 2 years. I'm positive that people only drink this one regularly if they have serious personal issues that they want to forget)

I'm a Mormon, so I improvise

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May 4, 2020

Bud Light

May 4, 2020

Glenfiddich 14
Macallan 12
Jameson
Maker's
And some ice cold Miller Lite

May 4, 2020

woodford
hendricks
local small batch gin
glenfiddich 14
espolon
patron
fernet
campari
aperol
goose
sambuca
myers dark rum
limoncello (won't tell you where from)
couple vermouths

had the in laws over recently otherwise the whiskey selection would be more impressive. usually have 2 bourbons and 2 scotches on deck, polished off a bottle of lillet's over easter though with the fam, next bottle is trace or basil hayden

@InfoDominatrix and @Frieds would love to hear about your stash

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May 4, 2020

This is today's home bar:

  • Eagle Rare
  • Basil Hayden's Dark Rye, with port - this is like my third bottle since right before I started working from home Mid-March, it almost bothers me how much I like it, cuz gimmicky shit usually irks me, but this works and has turned into my daily quittin' time drink whenever my workday ends.
  • Dalmore 12 year
  • Canadian Club
  • El Dorado - 12 year rum
  • Hibiki
  • Knob Creek
  • Brugal XV
  • Ron del Barrilito
  • Jameson IPA edition - we loved the Jameson Guinness edition, so we picked this up recently, as yet unopened
  • Bacardi
  • Barcelo
  • Veuves Cliquot
  • Krupnik - Polish liquer that's like madeira wine - you can drink it straight, add it to sangria or make hot toddies with it, very versatile
  • Half a dozen inexpensive red wines
  • a ruby port wine and a tawny port
  • Bacardi and Barcelo rums for mixing
  • limoncello
  • mamajuana
  • a bottle of Duc de Valmer

In this house, we drink our memories. Our last "proper" social outing before we started scaling back our outings and/or they were canceled outright... was a whiskey tasting in early March. I discovered the Penelope brand and we currently have 2 bottles of it on the bar: a 4 grain barrel strength and a 4 grain straight bourbon.

We did 2 weeks in Scotland and England in July, including living 5 nights on a narrowboat, going through the English lochs and canals. Always had 2 or 3 bottles of scotch for after a day of cranking open gates and lochs. Had some truly amazing Scottish whiskeys including Jura, Glen Scotia and Auchentoshan.

On the bar now, we currently have 2 bottle of Auchentoshan, a 12 year and a American Oak.

And away from the bar, there's always vodka in the freezer [currently it's Zbrowka Czarna] and a mixed 12 of beer in the fridge, currently Heineken Light and Guinness in bottles.

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May 5, 2020

I'm just here for the eagle rare

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May 20, 2020

Basil Hayden is dangerously drinkable.

May 5, 2020

How do you like the espolon? I've been meaning to try it.

May 5, 2020

One of my faves, nothing is better than don Julio imo, though I haven't had small batch. I'd put espolon slightly ahead of altos, equal with 1800

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May 19, 2020

Well... that's a good question - and sorry for taking forever to respond... head in the weeds trying to handle work projects because shit keeps coming no matter whether you're in a pandemic or not...

As to what I'm drinking on the regular during this, I haven't really tapped into the good stuff. Since this started in March, I've been keeping it pretty simple actually. I've got 2 cases of Decoy, one of Pinot Noir and one mixed case of Cab Sauv, Merlot, their red blend and Zinfindel, that I've been slowly going through.

On the liquor side, I've been drinking Cruzan Light Rum, Cruzan Dark Rum, Makers Mark, Jim Beam Repeal Edition, and both Tin Cup Bourbon and Tin Cup Rye. I saw the repeal edition and thought it was worth trying. I was pleasantly surprised that it was quite a tasty pour. It reminds me a bit of Bookers or Knob Creek. Don't get me wrong, it's nothing fancy about it and I wouldn't say it's a must drink over other bourbons, but for $20 bucks it's damn good. Plus, it's a nice change of pace for making Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, and Boulivardiers. I also have a few bottles of Amaro (Campari, Aperol, Punt e Mes, Antica, Cocci), and a few bottles of Liquer (Luxardo Marachino, Green and Yellow Chartreuse, a few bottles of Limoncello and Arancello made by a Sicillian Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, Whiskeycello - which is Limoncello or Arancello made with a Whiskey base, and a bottle of Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao) as well. I also have a few bottles of Gin (Henricks, Beefeater, The Botanist, and Dingle) that are going to get a little more love now that the weather is turning nice and I can start making Brambles, Bees Knees, Aviations, Gimlets and Salty Dogs.

In terms of the stuff I'm drinking on occasion or have that I haven't opened yet... that's a lengthy list. In no particular order, I have a case of Glenlivet 12, a case of Glenfiddich 12, and half a case of Warrior Whiskey (it's a small batch Whiskey with part of the proceeds being donated to charities that help Vets. The Distiller is a retired Navy SEAL so it's awesome to support both a Vet owned business and one that gives back ot the Vet community). In terms of bottles, I have Macallan 12, a few bottles of 15 and 18 year Glenlivit, Glenfiddich, and Macallan, the Game of Thrones Scotch collection, Johnny Walker Blue, Black, White Walker, and Platinum, Tomintoul 16 and 31, a few bottles of Glenrothes and Glenfarclas, Glenlivit 35, Macallan 21, Brugal 1800, Goslings, Mortlach 21, Oban 18, Oban 14, Lagavulin 12, Lagavulin 16, Glen Grant 21, High West's Bourye, Yippy-Ki-Yay, and half a dozen vintages of A Midwinter's Night Dram, a bottle of Col. E. L. Taylor small batch bourbon, half a dozen bottles of Stonecutter Spirits (their Gin, Cask Strength Whiskey, Adventurer Whiskey, and 4 Year Whiskey), Mad River Distilling (Their Revolution Rye, Bourbon, Maple Cask Rum, First Run Rum, PX Rum, Vanilla Rum, and Mad Apple Brandy), Stranahans, Boulder Bourbon, Wrey and Nephew overproof rum, Mt. Gay, 1800 Gold, Casamigos Anejo, Flor de Cana 4 Year and 7 Year, Abuelo 7 Year, Basil Hayden, Four Roses, Knob Creek, Woodford, Bulleit Rye and Bulleit Bourbon, Gentleman Jack, 2 Vintages of Old Blowhard and Barterhouse, and a bottle of Goose. That's only for my friends that don't drink anything good.

One of the more unusual spirits I have, which I happen to adore, are the two bottles of Green Sambuca that comes from Abruzzo.

The crazy thing is that most of the stuff I have, I was drinking on occasion. Other than drinking some of the cheaper stuff more often than the expensive stuff, I found myself not changing my mentality about the rarer or more expensive stuff. It's not about drink it now, but saving it for reasons to enjoy it. I mean, I can drink, but why pour out something special if the moment doesn't deserve it. Prior to the start of this whole thing, I'd brake out those bottles when friends would come over because it's great to share those experiences. It's a little harder now, but it's still the same outlook I have.

May 19, 2020

WOW

I'm glad I asked, but may not be when I get the bill at the store after trying to mimic part of this

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May 20, 2020

I love your post, but I have to ask: how is your liver?

May 19, 2020
thebrofessor:

limoncello (won't tell you where from)

Man of good taste.

May 4, 2020

Half decanter of Lagavulin 16, a bottle of some Chianti, and a can of a local IPA.

Supplies dwindling.

May 4, 2020

Glenlivet 14
Highland Park 12
Bulleit
Hendricks
Don Julio
Kraken spiced rum
Titos

May 4, 2020

I am still a student not generating income. Therefore my cabinet is a little cheaper than some of the above.

Laphroaig 10 - Definitely has that smoky metallic/iodine taste I love.

Monkey shoulder - Probably the best blended scotch for the price. A sweeter scotch, Notes of citrus and of course bananas. (would recommend if you are new to scotch or you don't know what to buy)

Oban little bay- Unique scotch as it is not aged at all but taste like a 10+ year scotch. Made by Oban, a legendary distillery. Taste of sea salt, chocolate, caramel, finishes with a spice (almost pepper like).

Four Roses Bourbon- My go to bourbon for mixers.

A $12 bottle of red wine

May 4, 2020

I always recommend Monkey Shoulder to my friends who don't drink/know scotch. It's cheap enough bottle that you won't be mad you wasted money on it if you don't like it, and it's tasty enough at that price point to not turn you off to scotch. If you've never done it, try making an Old Fashioned with Monkey Shoulder as opposed to bourbon, absolute game changer.

May 4, 2020

Will have to do that.

May 4, 2020

I ended up going with Talisker 10 over (Laphroaig) last week. First time drinking a maritime whiskey...I don't think I can ever go back to another whiskey type

May 5, 2020

Talisker 10 is my go to. Their Distiller's Edition and 57 North editions are also amazing. The airport stuff not so much. Hoping to one day visit the distillery.

May 4, 2020

Tito's

Angel's Envy Bourbon

Bulleit Barrel-Strength

Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

May 4, 2020

Canadian Club 1858

Canadian Club Reserve

Canadian Club Small Batch

I think there might be a pattern here

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
May 4, 2020

Like a single beer and a cheap bottle of wine. All that's left after this quarantine

May 4, 2020

One family sized bottle of Maker's

May 4, 2020

I finally entered the Mezcal game after being completely ignorant to it's existence. If you're a whiskey drinker I promise you will switch to this stuff in the warmer months.

I had Casamigas (George Clooney's brand), If anybody is more knowledgeable let me know a good bottle.

May 4, 2020

Mezcal is great - i highly recommend - great call.

May 5, 2020

Love the bottle for Casamigos Mezcal. Also here for other Mezcal recommendations.. Had a bunch in Mexico once but didn't keep track of names..

May 5, 2020

Casamigas Mezcal could taste like shit and I would still buy it just for the bottle

May 4, 2020

rona. cause it's rona szn boyz

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May 4, 2020

I like the buffalo trace offerings so mostly those but I have:

  • Weller special reserve (3 bottles at $22)
  • Hancock's (cheaper/shittier blantons)
  • Stagg Jr (one of my favorites)
  • Eagle Rare
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Jeffersons Ocean (tasty but expensive)
  • Highland 12 (scotch but i dont like compared to M12)
  • Makers mark (mixers)
  • Bacardi (mojitos)
  • Terrapin Luau (beer from athens ga)

just got access to florida's abc vault so hoping for a pappy 15 or WLW

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 4, 2020

anchor strong

May 4, 2020

A few things:

  • I still love Japanese Whisky, even if it's been over hyped and priced - Yamazaki 12 and Hibiki Harmony. All three Nikka's as well (Coffee, Malt and then barrel) - It's literally the basic bitch starter pack - but delicious anyway.
  • Peated stuff from Scotland - bruichladdich port Charlotte in particular recently - so Islay would be my preference I guess. Also a few of the finished Glenmorangie - quite enjoyable.
  • Aside from that pretty much Wine otherwise - recently featuring Nebbiolo, Monastrell and Syrah as the three major ones - every once in a while will venture into Cab land. Actually have had some good Malbec's recently.

I'm out of Mezcal - which is about to be a problem.

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May 4, 2020

Cum

Edit: Butters Creamy Goo

May 4, 2020

Woodford Reserve 2019 Master's Collection

Suntory Single Malt

Some Cheap-ass white wine I use for cooking and occasionally drinking

Finance Data Science

May 5, 2020

Blue Moon.
Water.
Orange Juice.

May 5, 2020

Empty

May 5, 2020

Seems like most here are more Bourbon guys then Scotch or anything else? Fan of both but nothing beats a good Scotch.

May 5, 2020

both are great, scotch is more versatile, because of the nature of the laws surrounding what can legally be called bourbon.

for whatever reason, I find myself pounding bourbon and sipping scotch, though that might be my own personal shortcomings

  • COO in Other
May 5, 2020

this all sounds delicious

May 5, 2020

I'm mostly a rum guy.

Plantation Xaymaca, Pussers, El Dorado 15, and Buffalo Trace when I don't want to feel like a poor excuse for Jack Sparrow.

May 20, 2020

Macallan 12
Aberlour 18
Highland Park 12

Underwood Rose (basically a boozier white claw)
A Few IPA's

May 20, 2020

sobriety is cooler

May 20, 2020

if you're into Whiskey you need to have a Laphroaig 10y

May 20, 2020

Balvenie all the way!

May 20, 2020
  • Avion 44
  • Lagavulin
  • Knob Creek Rye
  • Random bottle of cachaca
  • laphroaig
  • Casamigos blanco and reposado
May 21, 2020

Woodford Reserve, Knob Creek, and Hibiki

May 21, 2020
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