The Backbar

Absinthe
Absente Absinthe
La Fee (Paris, France)
Two James – Nain Rouge (Detroit, MI)

Aguardiente
Aguardiente Antioqueno (Colombia)

Aquavit
House Spirits – Gamle Aquavit Krogstad (Barrel-Aged) (Portland, OR)

Awamori
Ryukyu Ohcho – Awamori (Okinawa, Japan)

Baijiu
Confucius Family Liquor
Gu Jing Gong – 8 Year (Anhui, China)
Mianzhu Daqu

Bitters
Angostura
Fee Brothers – Orange Bitters (Gin Barrel-Aged)
Peychaud’s
Regans’ – Orange Bitters No. 6
Scrappy’s Bitters – Aromatic
Scrappy’s Bitters – Celery
Scrappy’s Bitters – Orange
Scrappy’s Bitters – Orleans
The Japanese Bitters – Hinoki
The Japanese Bitters – Shiso
The Japanese Bitters – Umami
The Japanese Bitters – Yuzu

Brandy
Piave – Grappe Selezione Cuore (Italy)
Red Cedar Spirits – Cherry Eau de Vie (East Lansing, MI)

Fortified Wines

Genever
New York Distilling Company – Chief Gowanus New Netherland Gin (Brooklyn, NY)

Gin
Copper & Kings – 1495 Guelders Gin (Louisville, KY)
The Chemist – American Gin (Asheville, NC)
House Spirits – Aviation Gin (Portland, OR)
Journeyman Distillery – Bilberry Black Hearts Gin (Barrel-Aged) (Three Oaks, MI)
Kyoto Distillery – Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin (Kyoto, Japan)
New Holland Artisan Spirits – Knickerbocker Garden Gin (New Holland, MI)
New York Distilling Company – Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin (Brooklyn, NY)
Plymouth Gin (Plymouth, UK)
Sakurao Distillery – Japanese Dry Gin (Hatsukaichi, Japan)
Sipsmith – London Dry Gin (London, UK)

Liqueurs
Aperol (Italy)
Black Button Distilling – Bespoke Bourbon Cream (Rochester, NY)
Brothers Vilgalys – Beatnik (Durham, NC)
Brothers Vilgalys – Beebop (Durham, NC)
Brothers Vilgalys – Jabberwock (Durham, NC)
Brothers Vilgalys – Krupnikas Gold Reserve (Durham, NC)
Brothers Vilgalys – Zaphod (Durham, NC)
Campari (Italy)
Carl Jeppson Company – Jeppson’s Malort (Chicago, IL)
Cascade Hollow Distillery – George Dickel Tabasco Barrel Finish (Tullahoma, TN)
Cynar (Italy)
Fratelli Branca Distillerie – Branca Menta (Milan, Italy)
Journeyman Distillery – Humdinger Jalapeno (Three Oaks, MI)
Kamiya Bar – Denki Bran (Tokyo, Japan)
Kings County Distillery – Chocolate “flavored” whiskey (Brookyln, NY)
Leopold Bros. – Fernet Leopold Highland Amaro (Denver, CO)
Leopold Bros. – Three Pins Alpine Herbal Liqueur (Denver, CO)
Maggie’s Farm Distillery – Falernum (Pittsburgh, PA)
Mast-Jägermeister SE – Jägermeister (Wolfenbüttel, Germany)
New York Disitlling Company – Mister Katz’s Rock & Rye (Brooklyn, NY)
Ramazzotti – Amaro Fratelli Ramazzotti (Milan, Italy)
Spider Monkey Spirits – Serrano Pepper & Ginger Agave Spirit (Bardstown, KY)
Tumugi – Wapirits Koji (Japan)
Underberg (Digestif)

Mezcal
Montelobos – Mezcal Joven (Oaxaca, Mexico)

Rum
American Fifth – Turtleback White Rum (Lansing, MI)
Cadenhead’s – MBFS from Foursquare Distillery, 11 yrs (Four Roads, Barbados)
Cotton & Reed – Mellow Gold (Washington DC)
Diplomatico – Reserva Exclusiva (Venezuela)
Havana Club – 7 Year (Havana, Cuba)
Manulele Distillers – Kea White Agricole (Kunia, HI)
Manulele Distillers – Koa Aged Agricole (Kunia, HI)
Mad River Distillers – Vanilla Rum (Warren, VT)
Owney’s – White Rum (Brooklyn, NY)
Plantation – 5 Year (Barbados)
Privateer – Silver Reserve Rum (Ipswich, MA)
Privateer – Tres Aromatique Overproof Pot Stilled Rum (Distiller’s Drawer 2018) (Ipswich, MA)
Privateer – Sea Witch Queen’s Share Rum (Distiller’s Drawer 2018) (Ipswich, MA)
Privateer – Electrum Distiller’s Pale Rum (Distiller’s Drawer 2018) (Ipswich, MA)
Privateer – Single Cask Pot Stilled Rum (Distiller’s Drawer 2018) (Ipswich, MA)
Privateer – Le Paradis Cognac Cask Finish Rum (Distiller’s Drawer 2018) (Ipswich, MA)
Pusser’s Rum – Original (Guyana)
The Lash – Spiced Rum (4 year aged, West Indies)
Two James – Doctor Bird (Produced in Jamaica, Bottled in Detroit, MI)

Shochu
Iichiko – Imo (Oita, Japan)
Ikkoman – Honkaku Imo (Sweet Potato) (Kagoshima, Japan)
Mugon – Honkaku Kome (Rice) (Kumamoto, Japan)
Nami Hana – Honkaku Imo (Sweet Potato) (Haleiwa, HI)
Tenshi No Yuwaku – Imo (Kagoshima, Japan)
Window’s Migaki – Mugi (Kagoshima, Japan)
Yokaichi – Kome (Rice) (Kyoto, Japan)

Tequila
Tres Agaves – Reposado (Jalisco, Mexico)

Vodka
Long Road Distillers – Wendy Peppercorn Vodka (Grand Rapids, MI)
Middle West Spirits – Oyo Stone Fruit Vodka (Columbus, OH)
Valentine Distilling – Vodka (Ferndale, MI)

Whisk(e)y
Akashi – 3 year Sake Cask Single Malt Whiskey (Akashi, Japan)
Green Brier Distillery – Belle Meade Bourbon (Nashville, TN)
Heaven Hill – Rittenhouse Bonded Rye Whiskey (Louisville, KY)
Jameson – Caskmates IPA Edition (Midleton, Ireland)
Monkey Shoulder – Blended Malt Whisky
New York Distilling Company – Ragtime Rye Applejack Barrel Finished (Brooklyn, NY)
Old Grand-Dad – Bonded Bourbon (Clermont, KY)
Springbank – 10 Year (Campbeltown, UK)
Stranahan’s – Cask Strength Single Malt Whiskey (Denver, CO)
Tullamore Dew – 12 Year (Tullamore, Ireland)
Two James – Johnny Smoking Gun (Detroit, MI)
Virginia Distillery Co. – Port Cask Finsihed Virginia-Highland Whisky (Lovingston, VA)
Walsh Whiskey – Writer’s Tears Copper Pot (Carlow, Ireland)
Yamazaki – 12 year (Yamazaki, Japan)

Note: This list is not exhaustive, I’m constantly getting in new stock or more likely drinking all of it. Plus I keep a few favorites tucked away for special occasions!