10 Bottles

Kaiser Penguin has a fun exercise up right now, in which he asks you to name ten bottles.
Let’s say you live in a place with even more restrictive availability than Ohio. There are only ten bottles of liquor available… ever.
But joy of joys, the liquor commissioner is your brother-in-law’s little brother, and he’s looked up to you since he was 16 and you bought him a hipflask of Popov’s to take to Prom. So he’s letting you set the list!
Ten bottles is all you are ever going to have in your liquor cabinet. The same ten. Forever.
I put up my serious list in the comments, alongside many others’. Go take a look at what they are saying. It reminds me that my tastes are fairly pedestrian!
But since I’m also writing about it here, I thought I’d do a second list—The Pegu Blog List.

The Pegu Blog’s Only Ten Bottles For Life List
  • Cointreau—”Without Cointreau life itself (and virtually every drink I mix) would be impossible!”
  • Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Hendrick’s Gin
  • Tanqueray Rangpur Gin
  • Krahn Gin
  • Martin Miller’s London Dry Gin
  • Van Gogh Gin
  • Angustora Bitters
  • Belvedere Vodka
  • Johnny Walker Black Label—For days when my mood dictates a trip to Brown Liquorville.

If you don’t like my selection of Gins, tell me here. If you want to put up your own list, be sure to do it over on the ice shelf.

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I am 48 years old, married with two young daughters. My interests are tennis, reading, computers, politics, and of course cocktails. I run a murder mystery party business that caters to both corporate and private events, Killing Time, murder consultants.

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