If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for the rum fanatic in the family, then look no firther than the Liquor.com Rum Holiday gift guide. Whether is for mixing classic cocktails or sipping straight on the rocks, here are some of the best rums in the world. Whether from the Carribean or Spain, the beauty of fermented sugar cane is perfect for the holidays.
From Hot Toddys and Tom & Jerrys to Eggnog, it wouldn’t be the holidays without a bottle of good rum. So, we enlisted all-star mixologist Julie Reiner, owner of tropical New York bar Lani Kai, to pick five spirited gifts.
El Dorado 15 Year Old Special Reserve ($36):
Guyana has a long history of producing fine rums, and this bottling is no exception. Plus, the “soft, subtle Demerara rum makes a great rum Old Fashioned,” Reiner says.
Mount Gay Extra Old ($50):
Rum isn’t just for shaking cocktails, of course. “When I’m looking for a rum to sip neat or with a cube of ice, I go forMount Gay Extra Old,” Reiner says.
Rhum J.M White ($35; 1 Liter):
“This rhum agricole makes one of the best Daiquiris I have ever had,” Reiner says. It hails from Martinique, where the spirit is traditionally distilled from sugar cane instead of molasses, and as a result “is much brighter.”
Ron Zacapa XO ($100):
With “hints of dried fruit, vanilla and spice, this is a wonderful fall and winter sipping rum,” Reiner says. The GuatemalanZacapa XO “deserves its reputation as one of the finest rums in the world!”
Santa Teresa 1796 ($40):
Reiner first tasted this Venezuelan liquor when she was opening her bar Flatiron Lounge in 2003. “Not only is it delicious to drink on its own, but it also makes an exellentHemingway Daiquiri.”