Buy these bottles for your home bar
In order to be a true whiskey connoisseur, it's not enough to frequent whiskey bars. You must also have a bottle collection. Colin says for a mainstream classic bourbon, he likes Woodford Reserve. For a mainstream rye, go for Bulleit Rye.
From there, his selections get unconventional. While he's clearly a fan of Kentucky's best export, he says they offer a "traditional, but homogenous" style of whiskey. He suggests you fill out your home bar with his own Kings County Moonshine (a classic corn whiskey), the inexpensive Mellow Corn Bottled-In-Bond Corn Whiskey, and from Anchor Brewing Company's distillery, Old Potrero Straight Rye Whiskey, the taste of which differs from KY whiskey because it's aged in uncharred barrels.