Kirk Miller of Inside Hook asks industry professionals for their 30 under 30 (30 best bottles of booze for under $30). Shrub District founder Don Morton recommends:
Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star 8 Year | $23
“Distilled and aged in Haiti, this is a versatile spirit, serving equally well in a daiquiri or an Old Fashioned. Clean and rich with just a hint of grass and funk (or “hogo”); it’s more approachable than the really funky Jamaican rums, and more full of character than those from Barbados and Puerto Rico — you can really taste the terroir and it makes me happy to provide an important income stream to the people of Haiti, who have been through so much. —Don Morton, founder of Shrub District
Wild Turkey 101 (750ml) | $27
“One of the best value bourbons on the market. Take it in a Manhattan or as a shot beside your beer — either way, you’re getting a top quality 6- to 8-year bourbon rich in vanilla, balanced on smoke and oak, and high proof for cocktails..” —Don Morton, founder of Shrub District
Read the other 28 recommendations at Inside Hook.