Wander down the rum aisle of your local liquor store and you'll likely notice a burgeoning phenomenon already well-trod in the vodka category: flavored rum. You can get rum laced with about anything-citrus flavors, spices, coconut, banana, pineapple and vanilla, to name only a few. That's well and good, but I'd like to suggest an alternative that is far superior: rums that get their flavor the old-fashioned way-through aging.
Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!