4. Mount Gay Rum
Mount Gay of Barbados is, "the rum that invented rum," so best believe that this sugar cane spirit has been part of the Bajan lifestyle since 1703. Want a mixer for rum punch, daiquiris, and Piña Coladas? Mount Gay Rum's "Eclipse" and "Eclipse Silver" should do the trick. Looking for something stronger? The 100-proof "Eclipse Black" brings the heat. The "Extra Old" with notes of bourbon, caramel, and vanilla is an all-around favorite; drink it on the rocks to bring out all the flavors. The "1703" is for the fancy rum drinkers out there—with notes of tobacco and ripe banana, the bottle is well-worth the $103 price.