9 AFFORDABLE, UNDERRATED SPIRITS FOR HOME COCKTAIL USE

  1. 1.
    Gin - Gordon's - $12
    Clean, dry, grainy, simple. A favorite of Ernest Hemingway's.
  2. 2.
    Triple Sec - Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao - $28
    Spicy orange, creamy vanilla, almond.
  3. 3.
    Rye - Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey - $15
    Sweet, grainy, black pepper, sage and oak.
  4. 4.
    Bourbon - Cabin Still - $14
    Slightly sweet, corn, oak, slight pitted fruit notes.
  5. 5.
    Vodka - Stolichnaya - $19
    Creamy, smooth, sweet vanilla, butter scotch and orange.
  6. 6.
    Tequila - Sauza Blue - $13
    100% blue agave, bright, grassy, grapefruit and white pepper finish.
  7. 7.
    White/Gold Rum - Flor de Caña Dry/Gold - $18
    Earthy, grassy, toasted coconut, banana peel spiciness/medium bodied, caramel, vanilla notes with a peppery finish.
  8. 8.
    Dry Vermouth - Noilly Prat Extra Dry - $11
    Herbal, woody, slightly bitter, chamomile, anise and orange.
  9. 9.
    Sweet Vermouth - Noilly Prat Rouge - $11
    Cloves, cocoa, saffron, fruity, malty, well-balanced.