Friends, what are the bottles that you always strive to have open on your bar? I guess this is similar to the "everyday pour" threads, but I'm thinking a little more comprehensively: ideally, what whiskeys do you always try to keep open at home in order to comprehensively address what would normally happen at home (i.e. whiskey for guests, mixed drinks, variety of ryes and bourbons, etc.)
For me, it's:
Forty Creek Barrel Select
OGD (86 or BIB) (I'm fortunate enough to have a pretty large stock of ND OGD on hand)
All of these are under $25 and give me a range of things to drink, offer to guests, or mix.
It's a little pricey, but I'd sure like to always have a bottle of Redbreast 12 on hand. To round things out, I'd also wish that I could have some Balvenie Doublewood present to offer to SMS folks.
But what I'd like, and what is prudent financially, do not always intersect.