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Or, if you'd rather not disclose your stance on the aforementioned, an equally scintillating discussion topic:
What are the staples in your liquor cabinet? The bottles that get replaced long before they risk being emptied?

Mine would be Campari, Wray and Nephew, black strap, baby Saz, and green Chartreuse.

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  1. St. Germain, Gin, and Rum.

    1. Gin (right now we have Hendricks, Plymouth, Old Tom, Beefeater and a little half bottle of Bombay Sapphire)

      Cointreau

      Champagne/cava/prosecco/sparkling wine always on hand, multiple bottles and types

      Vermouth: right now Dolin and Carpano Antica

      Maker's Mark seems to always be hanging around as well.

      Sadly we have no distributor for St. Germain so we run the world's tiniest import business but once it's gone, it's gone until we go overseas again. :(

      1. Currently giving the liver a rest, but: Gordon's Gin
        Benchmark 8 bourbon
        Noilly Prat Original
        Martini and Rossi
        Makers Mark
        Dewar's
        Frilly toothpicks
        Waterford tumblers

        1. Coruba, Campari, Cointreau. For most other things I like to try different bottles from time to time and since I have limited space to keep my collection it has to be rotating.

          Angostura, Fee's orange, and Regan's orange bitters are my current bitter staples. I would like to try Ango orange though.

          I would also not want to be without Luxardo Maraschino or Green Chartreuse but I use these slowly enough that I haven't even purchased a second bottle yet. Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy is also pretty great, just bought my second bottle. And I would never want to be without Appleton Rum, preferably V/X and Extra, although I may try a bottle of Reserve next time. Pierre Ferrand Ambre is my current go-to Cognac.

          1. Amaretto Di Saronno, Chivas, Tanqueray, Ketel One, Jack Daniels are on shelf at all times.

            Amaretto and Jack go most quickly. H and I drink more wine than liquor, except when entertaining.

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            1. re: pinehurst

              Pinehurst - have you tried the Luxardo amaretto? Far superior to Di Saronno, IMHO, and here in Boston, a wee bit cheaper as well. I don't know how accurate the info is, but someone once told me that the Luxardo brand actually uses almonds to make the liqueur, and not just almond flavoring, like Di saronno (again - take that info with a grain of salt). I don't know if it's true or not, but it's a fine amaretto.