Spirits are the basics of any cocktail bar, and the question is how many do you need? The answer depends on one’s tastes, and the drinks needed to be made.
A quick inventory of my cupboard shows the following stock:
Smirnoff, Blue label
Bombay Sapphire, 90 proof
Bulleit, 90 proof
The Glenrothes, select reserve
Tullibardine, 10 year old
Balvenie Double Wood, 12 year old
Tallisker, 10 year old
Canadian Club, 6 year old Tequila El Jimador
Plus various liqueurs (Kahlua, Triple Sec, Cointreau) and various others (home made lemon and cranberry vodkas, spiced rum and so on).