Christmas might be touted as a time for giving to your fellow man, but we happen to think that there's room to squeeze in a little selfish indulgence over the holidays. There's no greater time to break open a bottle of something special than December – and we think Bacardi's line of premium rums is the perfect way to raise a toast to 2018.
Whether you're a rum pundit or beginner, Bacardi has something for everyone in terms of taste and budget. The newly launched Bacardi Anejo Cuatro ($30.95) has spent four years maturing in a barrel under the Caribbean sun so that you can enjoy its vanilla, clove and honey notes with friends this season. Enjoy with the Coquito, a delicious Latin twist on everyone’s holiday favorite, eggnog.
If you're looking for a stalwart to sip on, Bacardi Reserva Ocho ($34.95), one of the oldest private rum blends in the world, is a classy way to celebrate. Enjoyed for seven generations by the Bacardi family, this golden rum has been aged for eight years. Drinkers will be rewarded with its notes of prune, apricot and nutmeg, best served in an iconic Old Fashioned cocktail.
For a rum that needs no accompaniments, Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez ($44.95). The youngest rum in the bottle is ten years old, thanks to the warm, humid Caribbean climate which matures 3-4 times more quickly than a scotch. Gran Reserva Diez is then filtered through charcoal for a smooth finish; gift a bottle to the scotch drinker who has everything and let them enjoy the caramelized vanilla and oak with banana and pear notes neat.
Or slip a bottle under the tree for yourself – we won't tell.