How to Stock Your Home Bar (When Starting Out)

A lot of people frequently ask what bottles I recommend when starting out in the world of home bartending. If I could go back to the beginning, knowing what I know now, this is what I would pick up. I take the approach of someone looking to learn the classic cocktails like an old fashioned, manhattan, martini, margarita, and more.


Bourbon: Old Grand Dad, Bulleit, Four Roses (yellow label)

Rye Whiskey: Old Overholt, Rittenhouse Rye (100 proof)

Gin: Beefeater, Tanqueray

Tequila: Espolon, just make sure the brand is 100% agave

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