THE RUM DIARIES
A glass ceiling was smashed back in 1997 by Joy Spence, who became the world’s first-ever female master blender. She’s the creative genius shepherding 265-year-old Jamaican rum institution Appleton Estate, into the future. To mark her 20th year in the role, Appleton’s have released 300 bottles to New Zealand of a rare, aged-for-25 years, blended rum, named Joy. Priced at $350 apiece, you can expect top notes of orange zest, ginger, butterscotch, espresso and delicately toasted almond and oak followed by a velvety-smooth, warming mouthfeel and persistent, sweetly smoky finish. Ask for it at your local Liquor King, Liquorland or Super Liquor.