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Rumson’s Rum, Salem

What’s Unique: Rumson’s travels the Caribbean to choose a variety of aged rums, then imports them to their distillery in Salem to blend into the brand’s desired profile.

In the works: A bottle redesign will enable the distiller to offer new flavors and types in the next year—perhaps a single barrel-aged rum or some new flavors. 

Fun fact: Owner/president Eric Glass has a private collection of more than 100 bottles.

4 Florence St., Unit 3, Salem, 978-745-4RUM (4786), rumsons.com


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Deacon Giles Distillery, Salem

Fun Fact: An absinthe made from locally grown Maitland Mountain Farm wormwood is expected to debut this summer.

75 Canal St., Salem, 978-306-6675, deacongiles.com


Privateer Rum, Ipswich

Insider tip: Limited release bottles like Coupe Cask Reserve and Très Aromatique Overproof can sometimes be tracked down at area liquor stores or purchased on monthly distillery tours.

28 Mitchell Rd., Ipswich, 978-356-0477, privateerrum.com


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