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Gift Spirits

alphanumeric | Sep 14, 2012 11:32 AM

Hello all:

Receiving a gift soon in the $30-60 range (wide, I know, but I can't narrow it down much further) and I'm debating what to request. I realize now that I've made my bar too broad and failed to emphasize depth so I want to start focusing on categories I only have a couple bottles in so I can have a better basis for comparison.

Three categories that pique my interest are:
Reposados- I've got Espolon and Corralejos and am thinking of Herraduras next.
Blancos- Have Dos Lunas, Patron, and Camarena.
Ryes (toward the upper end)- Only have Handy. At the lower end I've got baby Saz, Jim Beam, and Old Overholt. Thinking maybe Whistlepig (probably dreaming though) or Templeton.

Any better suggestions?

I'm also coming up on my tri-monthly bottle allowance. I'm thinking Maraschino (so many cocktails), a good dark rum mixer/sipper (tikis and sipping), or bourbon (my bourbon shelf/knowledge is in despairingly poor condition).

Which should I pick and what are good dark rum- mixers, sippers, and crossovers?

Many thanks for all suggestions.

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