The 12 Best Rums for Eggnog, Just in Time for the Holidays

The arrival of winter means many things, not least of which is an excuse to indulge in the world’s most decadent holiday beverage: eggnog. It's delightfully rich, creamy, and spiced to perfection, making it the best thing to warm you up and put you in a festive mood, especially on a chilly, gloomy night. Since just about every drink is made better with a splash of rum, it’s well worth taking a look at what makes the best rum for this seasonal beverage.

Whether you're making eggnog from scratch or opting for a store-bought version, it's always best to use a high-quality rum. To gain intel on the brands the professionals turn to when whipping up a batch of this seasonal beverage, we tapped bartenders, bar directors, and bar managers for their top-shelf recommendations. Read on to discover the best rums for eggnog, according to the pros.