If you've got serious food lovers on your gift list this year, look no further. These unique, small-batch treats are sure to delight.
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This aged rum has taken the Southern spirits market by surprise: Owner Erik Vonk has been working for years on a recipe he keeps secret, distilling rum in copper pots and aging it until maturity. Vonk even grows some of the sugarcane used to make the rum. Beautiful for sipping or mixing in cocktails, it possesses sweet notes of butterscotch and caramel, while roasty, toasty vanilla rounds out the finish with an elusive floral, almost vegetal quality. ($50/750 milliliters, richlandrum.com)