Home Bar Essentials

With the recent upswing of cocktail lounges and city bars now taking pride in delivering a real drink - we’re starting to see the welcome return of classics such as the Rusty Nail , the Manhattan , and the Sazerac .

Whether you’re a party animal, a decadent dinner party host or simply enjoy the opportunity to get your friends around for a drink the ability to cater with a home bar can place you in a class of your own.

Below follows our essentials for a home bar, this collection will allow you to serve the most common known cocktails and lays the foundation to begin catering for specific recipes by just adding a bottle or two as you grow.

Right, to kick the collection off there are a few different whiskeys you’ll want in your line up, these are;


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5300/5462820829_24ab2c7692.jpgScotch Whisky

Barley-based, and dried over peat firestone Scotch is one of the more complex spirits distilled today and if you’re looking for a brand there’s no better choice than Chivas Regal. To truly appreciate its intricate composition serve it on the rocks, combine with sweet vermouth in a Manhattan , or with Lochan Ora / Drambuie for your Rusty Nail.

 

 

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5463422000_bc73ddbe64.jpgAn American Whiskey, such as a Bourbon

Bourbon's unique character and high mixability position it as a must have for your home bar and when considering which brand Jim Beam who have held the same recipe since 1795, and as the world’s #1 selling Bourbon is a no-brainer setting you up perfectly to deliver a range of quality drinks like the Mint Julep, or the Sazerac.
 

 

 

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5175/5457688522_083a4a37dd.jpgCanadian whisky

Being lighter than scotch and smoother than bourbon, Canadian Whisky is blended for a more balanced flavour with CC being aged for 6 years unlike bourbon that by law may be aged for only two. A bottle of Canadian Club should always sit high on the order list for the standard CC & Dry through to the classic Sidecar you’ll be moving through this bottle at pace.

 

 

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5172/5457688572_c3791878e8.jpgIrish Whiskey

Overseen by the Irish Whiskey Act of 1980 most Irish whiskey’s are distilled three times and peat is rarely used in the malting process, providing Irish Whiskey a much smoother finish as opposed to the smokey, earthy overtones common in Scotches. Jameson is renowned for being triple distilled and twice as smooth, making it the go-to brand for a beautiful Jameson Sour, Mint Julep, or the staple – Jameson & Dry.

 

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5292/5457081891_60239eb544.jpgA Single Malt

Is a sophisticated Whisky that is enjoyed worldwide and is steeped in tradition. Enjoying a single-malt whisky is a complex experience of scent, taste and feel for the true connoisseur stepping away from blended recipes. Glenmorangie is our pick to start your collection, the original ten-year-old single malt opens with detection of vanilla and almond flavors before it ripples along the palate for a burst of flowery fruitiness. The delicate, velvety texture offers a touch of the smokiness, synonymous with single malts.

 

Having nailed the Whisk(e)y’s we now look towards the remaining spirits, click through to read on...

 
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  • KH says
    I'd love to see some more home bar essential articles. I thought my collection was in pretty good shape but now I'm not so sure.
  • Anna says
    i tried this once or twice.... but they just dont seem to last very long... and its expensive buying all those bottles!!
  • KH says
    My cocktail mixer doesn't get nearly enough use. I need to stock up I think. So many yummy cocktail recipes to try now too.
    • Anna says
      yer these chelsey recipes are dangerous for the bank account!!
      • KH says
        That's what I'm worried about too!
        • Anna says
          lol yer but just imagine the yumminess!!
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