It’s official: 2017 is all about 
rum. From classic formulas to bottles that tinker with its 
time-tested blueprint, here are 
our current favorites.

By Elyse Inamine
January 03, 2017
© Philip Friedman

1. Albany Distilling Co.
 A creamy, tropical rum, Quackenbush Still House ($36) pays homage to Albany’s colonial distilleries.

2. Rocker SpiritsThis microdistillery in Littleton, Colorado, operates out 
of a converted garage, but there’s nothing scrappy about the peppery, 
aged Rocker Rum ($45). 

3. District Distilling Co. 
The Washington, DC, outfit just rolled out its Buzzard Point ($30), a white rum made with panela, a brown sugar. 

4. Plantation Rum. Caribbean-based distiller Alexandre Gabriel enlisted cocktail historian David Wondrich to perfect the O.F.T.D., a slightly smoky caramel bomb ($32).

5. Får North SpiritsThe Ålander Spiced Rum ($40) from this Minnesota producer, spiked with vanilla and nutmeg, is a perfect 
base for hot toddies and punch.

6. Maggie's Farm Rum. 
The rum-focused Pittsburgh distillery is a favorite among local chefs. We love the 
dark, bold La Revuelta ($35).