I usually don’t enjoy flavored rums or vodkas, but the hazelnut spice rum from Rogue Spirits is an exception. It’s flavored with toasted hazelnuts, orange peel, vanilla bean, cinnamon, clove, and dried ginger, and it really works. It smells strongly of the vanilla and hazelnuts, but the taste is fairly subtle, and the toasted-nut flavor lingers with the burn after you sip it. It’s destined for a hot buttered rum this winter.
Rogue Spirits Hazelnut Spice Rum, $32.99 for a 750-milliliter bottle