In addition to wine, I make homemade eggnog. I use Alton Brown's recipe which calls for a cup each of rum, bourbon and brandy (or cognac). In the past, I have used Whalers dark rum, Ancient Age whiskey and Hiram Walker brandy. These brands are nice enough but this year I would like to buy better quality liquors. My knowledge of rum and bourbon is a bit limited so I'm hoping my friends here will be kind enough to help me by recommending a nice dark rum and a not too smoky bourbon. I plan to use Korbel VSOP brandy.