Photo by Brackett Photography/Daufuskie Island Rum
American island rum
If they can make rum on all the sun-soaked islands of the Caribbean, why not an American island? The founders of Daufuskie Island Rum Company have done exactly that, using 100% American products, from sugar to glass bottles, handcrafting their rum on the small island of Daufuskie near Hilton Head. You can taste the rum at area restaurants like NEO and Lowcountry Backyard, or visit the distillery if you book a tour and take a boat ride from Hilton Head or Savannah. Travel around Daufuskie is only by foot, bike, or golf cart, and try to cap your visit with a meal at Marshside Mama's around sunset. Whenever you visit the islands, be sure to call ahead and expect a laid-back and fun atmosphere.