When you think of rum, thoughts might turn to white sand beaches and tropical punch. But Alberta actually has a strong affiliation with the sweet spirit with a history of prohibition rum-running filling our past and our flasks. And as the holidays approach, we think Romero Distilling Company’s release of its spiced rum is perfectly timed. Matured in once-used bourbon casks from Woodford Reserve in Kentucky, this premium rum is spiced with vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg, clove, Sri Lankan cinnamon, and cracked pepper. It starts with warm notes of vanilla and butterscotch and has a long finish of cinnamon and other spices. It’s a brand-new rum that we think will age into something really very special. It’s perfect for hot toddies, cocktails and fruitcakes this time of year!