Slideshow: Ask a Bartender: What 3 Bottles Can't You Part With?

Journeyman Bilberry Black Hearts, Campari, and Dolin
Journeyman Bilberry Black Hearts, Campari, and Dolin
"Journeyman Bilberry Black Hearts gin, Campari, Dolin sweet vermouth. Ask me again tomorrow, I'm sure my answer will change." — Sarah Mengoni (South Water Kitchen)
Pappy Van Winkle, High West Rocky Mountain Rye, and Black Maple Hill
Pappy Van Winkle, High West Rocky Mountain Rye, and Black Maple Hill
"Pican has one of the most comprehensive bourbon list in the Bay Area, so I've become quite a fan during my time here. Also, I don't do well in isolation, so I'd build a raft out of my unlimited supply of citrus, and I'd bring a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23 year, High West Rocky Mountain Rye 21 year, and Black Maple Hill 16 year, for my "Life of Pi"-like journey back home." — Sam Babalola (Pican)
Ardbeg Rollercoaster, Novo Fogo, and Zaya
Ardbeg Rollercoaster, Novo Fogo, and Zaya
"Ardbeg Rollercoaster, Novo Fogo silver and Zaya 12 year." — Brandon Toborg (Saltbox)
Tequila Ocho 2012, Campari, and Lustau Palo Cortado
Tequila Ocho 2012, Campari, and Lustau Palo Cortado
"Tequila Ocho 2012 el Refugio Tequila; I just tasted it in Mexico. IT'S UNBELIEVABLE.

Campari--if I have unlimited soda water, then there you go.

Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry--assuming I have an ice box to keep it nice and chilly." — Ivy Mix (co-founder, Speed Rack; Clover Club)

Pappy Van Winkle, Lillet Blanc, and Carpano Antica
Pappy Van Winkle, Lillet Blanc, and Carpano Antica
"If I don't have bitters, and I can't have shrubs, my options are limited.  Pappy Van Winkle 23, a bottle of Lillet Blanc and Carpano Antica would probably be the things I could never get tired of." — Jan Henrichsen (Found)
El Dorado Rum, Plymouth Gin, and Black Maple Hill Rye
El Dorado Rum, Plymouth Gin, and Black Maple Hill Rye
"This is easy! El Dorado 15 year rum, Plymouth navy strength gin, Black Maple Hill 18 year rye. No second guessing." — George Costa (Pub & Kitchen)
Hendrick's, Belvedere, and Yellow Spot
Hendrick's, Belvedere, and Yellow Spot
"Hendrick's. Belvedere. Yellow Spot." —John Cummins (The Dawson Lounge)
Tanqueray, Macallan, and Carpano Antica
Tanqueray, Macallan, and Carpano Antica
"Tanqueray 10, Macallan 25, Carpano Antica" Lauren Lathrop Williams (Jsix Restaurant)
Marques di Rodil Reserve, Del Maguey Tobala, and Zacapa
Marques di Rodil Reserve, Del Maguey Tobala, and Zacapa
"Marques di Rodil Reserve Palo Cortado sherry, a bottle of Del Maguey Tobala, and some Zacapa 23 Rum." — Lynnette Marrero (co-founder, Speed Rack; DrinksAt6)
Scott's Selection Whisky, Yamazaki, and Port Ellen
Scott's Selection Whisky, Yamazaki, and Port Ellen
"Scott's Selection 44 Year Single Grain Whisky, Yamazaki 21 Year Whisky and a Port Ellen 30 Year Scotch." —Brian Means (Fifth Floor)
Light Rum, Fernet Branca, and Gin
Light Rum, Fernet Branca, and Gin
"Light rum, Fernet Branca and a bottle of Gin. These three will mix very well with the rest of the ingredients." — Miri Kolici (Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel)
Plain Vodka, a Tawny Port, and 151
Plain Vodka, a Tawny Port, and 151
"I imagine the deserted island would be hot, so my first bottle would be a plain vodka to mix with the citrus, sugar, ice, and soda for a refreshing adult lemonade. My second bottle would be a tawny port for after dinner; I mean, I'm not a barbarian. My third bottle would be something flammable—151, for example—so I could light signal fires to get me the hell off of this island." — Chad Musick (Sip)
Bulleit, Oban, and Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
Bulleit, Oban, and Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
"First: a bottle of Bulleit Rye American Whiskey. Don't worry, I'll be making my own bitters on this island. Second: a bottle of Single Malt Scotch Whisky.  His name is Oban.  Lastly, for nights where I want to maybe get a little weird and make bad decisions, a bottle of mezcal is a no-brainer.  Del Maguey Mezcal Vida is my brand of choice.  Salud!" — Saan Saelee (Marble Lane at Dream Downtown)
Tequila, Strega, and Vodka
Tequila, Strega, and Vodka
"Tequila, Strega and Vodka." — Thomas Stein (Arlington Club)
Del Maguey, Kappa Pisco, and Siete Leguas
Del Maguey, Kappa Pisco, and Siete Leguas
"Del Maguey "Tobala" Mezcal, Kappa Pisco, and Siete Leguas Reposado Tequila." — Carlos Yturria (E&O Asian Kitchen)
Bookers Bourbon, Ron Zacapa, and Bombay
Bookers Bourbon, Ron Zacapa, and Bombay
"Bookers Bourbon, Ron Zacapa 23, Bombay Sapphire East." — Chris James (The Ryland Inn)
Plymouth Gin, Angostura Bitters, and Yamazaki
Plymouth Gin, Angostura Bitters, and Yamazaki
"1 bottle of Plymouth Gin: I could drink rickeys all day and night. Gin and Tonics, Gimlets, old fashioneds... it's the most versatile spirit.

1 bottle Angostura bitters: bitters makes it better!

1 Yamazaki 12yr: whiskey highballs!"—Kevin Diedrich (Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen)

Bols, Thomas H. Handy, and Del Maguey
Bols, Thomas H. Handy, and Del Maguey
"Bols Barrel-aged Genever, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Del Maguey Minero Single Village Mezcal." — Phoebe Esmon ( Emmanuelle in Northern Liberties )
Hendrick's, Lagavulin Scotch, and Tres Generaciones
Hendrick's, Lagavulin Scotch, and Tres Generaciones
"First I would probably bring a bottle of Hendrick's gin, because a well made gin gimlet always hits the spot. Next a bottle of 1994 distillers edition Lagavulin scotch. Smokey, smooth, and perfect with one or two ice cubes. For my third I may have to cheat a little and bring a bottle of Tres Generaciones plata tequila mixed with a little Grand Marnier, because when life gives you deserted islands, make margaritas!" — Jesse Anholt (Wallsé)