The desert island idea comes from a recent post that suggested lashing oneself to a barrel of Russell's Reserve in the event of a shipwreck. The top five is from an old, very interesting thread.
In both contexts there was at least one suggestion that Wild Turkey products might satisfy one's every need. Now I'm probably as big a WT as anyone, but I wonder whether I'd take five WT brands with me to a desert island, even if they were my five favorites.
Isn't there something to be said for variety? Doesn't perfection depend on the time, the place, and the mood?
I think I'd replace one of the Wild Turkey products (please don't make me pick one!) with Virginia Gentleman 90 proof, for those afternoons when I want my bourbon on the rocks.
As a backdrop for a serious discussion of man's place in the universe I'd be tempted to replace another one with the Old Rip Van Winkle ten year 107 proof that I tasted for the very first time a week or so ago.
Then there's the Elmer T. Lee that I sampled from the bottle the day my Sam's shipment arrived. I still haven't given it a serious tasting, but damn, it surely was good -- kind of like a Blanton's with oomph, and not at all like Wild Turkey.
And so on ...
How about it folks? Does your Desert Island Five differ from your Top Five?