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Holiday Gift Guide: Rum

Over on, Julie Reiner, owner of New York's famed Tiki Bar Lani Kai, shares her holiday gift suggestions for the rum lover in your life.

Her picks:

  • El Dorado 15 Year Old
  • Mount Gay Extra Old
  • Rhum J.M. White
  • Ron Zacapa XO
  • Santa Teresa 1796



I have four of these five rums in my cabinet, although the only one I've tried so far is the Mount Gay. Mount Gay Extra Old is an excellent sipping rum, dry and spicy. Not only is this a good pick for rum drinkers, but it would also make a great gift for someone who usually drinks whisky. (It's always struck me as the most whisky-like of the finer rums.)

I haven't opened my bottle of El Dorado 15 yet, but their 12-year-old rum is one of my favorites: smooth, sweet and delicious. El Dorado makes excellent rums.

All in all, some excellent suggestions.