The bottle of rum
Pineapple rum, to be exact. A few years ago, Maison Ferrand, a French-based producer of spirits, decided to revive a British tradition of making rum flavored with the tropical fruit. The resulting sip, Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy Rum ($35), has gone on to garner all sorts of honors — most notably, it was named best new product at the 2016 edition Tales of the Cocktail, a major bar-industry annual gathering in New Orleans. As for the name, it’s a play on a character from a Dickens novel, which is in keeping with the British sensibility that guides this delicious (and very pineapple-forward) drink.