It seems that everyone has been posting up lists of their spirit bounty for all to admire and gawk at. Such posts have even prompted me to rearrange my cabinet, devoting the entire lower portion to rum. This has brought me much joy. But this post will be different.
I won’t list all of the lusty rums or swathe of Marie Brizard liqueurs. In fact, the title of this post is just wrong. Let me fix it.
What you wish wasn’t in your liquor cabinet
I could try to make claims that all of these were purchased by friends or given as gifts or even that they were part of “grand experiments,” but I wouldn’t be able to deny the fact that some of these, at least at the time, were purchased to use. Now, most of them sit in the alternate liquor cabinet, a shelf leading down the basement steps.
Loathe to throw away abysmal spirits, I tend to direct my staggering friends to “the basements stairs” when the desire of shots is upon them. This is usually only successful on those unforgettable nights which are never spoken of again … usually because no one remembers them.
- Jacquin’s Creme de Cacao
- Jacquin’s Sloe Gin
- Villa Massa Limoncello
- Mackdale’s Original Butterscotch Schnapps
- Dancing Sea Platinum
- Smirnoff Vodka
- Jacquin’s Peppermint Schnapps
- Cruzan Banana Rum
- Jose Cuervo Tequila
- Maraska Pear Liqueur
- Gaetano Vanilla Schnapps
- Toucan rum
- Smirnoff Cranberry Twist
- Vox Raspberry Vodka
- Seagram’s Gin
- Malibu Coconut Rum
As I was looking through I thought I’d take a glass and sip a few of the stranger items, but then I realized this would be a stupid idea and poured a small glass of Ron Bermudez Aniversario from the Dominican Republic. This bottle was left with a bunch of others as payment for puppy care. I couldn’t find anything about it on the net. It sort of smells like burnt tobacco, but in a good way. The taste is plain, but not bad.
I did end up with one good find: St. James Rhum Vieux Agricole. Only a couple of ounces. I think I’ll leave it down there as a future surprise.
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What liquor are you ashamed of owning?