Best Of 2017

Best Rum Runner: Second Sight Spirits

Best Rum Runner

Get ready to sample a slew of rum — unbarreled, spiced and bourbon barrel-aged — at Second Sight Spirits artisan distillery. Built by former Cirque de Soleil prop masters and engineers/booze pirates Rick Couch and Carus Waggoner, the distillery’s moniker is inspired by a vaudevillian swami. Free tours of the facility take visitors past their on-theme steampunk-esque copper still. Tours and tastings run Thursday through Sunday, and they also have a fun bottle-recycling program. Bring in your empty bottle, feel good about “drinking green” and get $2 off your next bottle of spirits. Second Sights Spirits, 301 B. Elm St., Ludlow, Ky.,