Plantation Pineapple Rum

Charles Dickens’ drinking pleasure inspired the creation of many of his characters. As a tribute to his novel the Pickwick Papers and the character Reverend Stiggins, whose favorite spirit is pineapple rum, this flavored rum was created by Alexandre Gabriel in 2011 after spirits historian David Wondrich’s advice. Dickens’ novels have functioned as a bridge between the present day and the 19th century, but now, Stiggins’ Fancy Plantation Pineapple brings us back to the magics of 1800s. Taking the agricultural documents of the 19th century as a reference, Gabriel searched for the perfect pineapple for days, and found the one after three months: the Victoria pineapple. The barks of this flavorful pineapple are infused in Plantation 3 Stars rum, which is then blended with the fruit-infused Original Dark at the end. “It tastes like rum, with pineapple following in the back,” says David Wondrich, who came up with the idea.

Purchase / $30