You know who knows best which bottles to buy? The people who pour and sell drinks—that’s who. We asked dozens of top bartending and spirits industry professionals to tell us which bottles they love and why. Heads up: The numerical order below is not organized by importance or quality; it’s a list, not a ranking. Prices are averages and can vary state to state.
“This rum was only available outside of the U.S. until last year, and this vintage is superb—worth every penny! And it’s a single vintage, so it makes for a nice collectable.”—Zach Lynch, bar manager at The Ice Plantand brand ambassador at St. Augustine Distillery Co.