sweet vanilla
honey
cinnamon
fire
butterscotch
citrus
cocoa
caramel
sweet fruit
Spiral Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Old Rum

Kirk and Sweeney
12 Year Old Rum
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Deep mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla, Fruit, Butterscotch 

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Oak, Honey, Cinnamon, Citrus. Finish: Wood, Toffee, Cocoa
Price:
$31.99
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Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Old Rum is adored for its sweet vanilla, honey, cinnamon and fire flavor notes.

This Rum is carefully distilled at 35 Maple Street distillery, Dominican Republic.

Based on 154 votes, the average rating for Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Old Rum is 7.8/10.

Top reviews for Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Old Rum:

— As rums go, K&S 12 is the gold standard. Smooth, light, and luxurious, it's light profile holds well or exceeds the quality and memorability of even the most expensive rums on the market. It puts all other rums to shame with its graceful potability, balance, and exquisite flavor profile.

— Fantastic rum. One of the best I have had.

— This was my first non-spiced rum. I am new to rum aswell! I tried it on ice the first time, before mixing it into some coke. It had that honey sweetness but not overwhelming and was smooth. I seriously enjoyed it. After mixing it with coke, it was incredible. Will definitely buy this again!

Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Old Rum

(0.75l, 40%)


7.8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Old Rum
Jerry
Jerry,
Great sipping rum! I will add a lime wedge to chill it out but the heat makes it a sipper. A shelf above Zaya
 
guest
guest,
Sweet, rich, not cloying with a full mouth feel
 
Michael
Michael,
We were looking for a modestly priced sipping rum and are happy with this one. Definitely enjoy the light mouth feel and honey notes. We got Batch 24 Bottle 2179
 
Lisa
Lisa,
A bit harsh...
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very smooth on the rocks. Subtle hints of vanilla. This one is delicious.
 
Alex
Alex,
Excellent rum it has a bit of a bite neat, but with some ice or coke makes a great drink.
 
Stuart
Stuart,
Nice bit of sweetness, not too sweet though - smooth too
 
Newell
Newell,
Very enjoyable. A bit sweet and caramel but additional nice complexity and smooth. I find this very similar to the more mature 25 yo sibling, but not quite as smooth and complex.
 
Rob
Rob,
Nice sweetness, though not as smooth as the 18 yr, but one my favorites in this price range
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Great mixing aged rum at a good price.
 
jeff
jeff,
Quite a nice aged rum for the money. Wonderful vanilla/butterscotch finish. K&S 18 and 23 are similarly very good, with each having a unique flavor/finish. Hard to go wrong with any of the 3 K&S offer!
 
Danius
Danius,
very drinkable, well balanced
 
Jon
Jon,
As rums go, K&S 12 is the gold standard. Smooth, light, and luxurious, it's light profile holds well or exceeds the quality and memorability of even the most expensive rums on the market. It puts all other rums to shame with its graceful potability, balance, and exquisite flavor profile.
 
guest
guest,
Alcohol forward and semi-sweet rum. Smells of pungent vanilla. However, it’s not as sweet as you’d suspect.
 
Matt
Matt,
New to rum, but this was very smooth and almost like a dessert.
 
Arthur
Arthur,
Good sipping rum
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Fantastic rum. One of the best I have had.
 
Ken
Ken,
Very good, especially for the price. The 23 year old is much nicer, but this 12 is a nice sipping rum.
 
Howard
Howard,
Shoot. Please disregard the previous rating and apply it to the K&S 23. Sorry. Howard
 
Howard
Howard,
Just a tiny bit sweet. Smooth and easy to drink. Pretty typical Dominican rum. The price point is about right. Much better than the 12 Year for sipping. Worth the price difference.
 
guest
guest,
Strong notes of vanilla, caramel and the finish has longer burning fire. The vanilla is too strong for my taste. My guess it will go smooth with coke and ice.
 
Richard
Richard,
Great with a coke
 
Chad
Chad,
Sweet and smooth...great caramel notes. Wonderful on a cool night.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
This was my first non-spiced rum. I am new to rum aswell! I tried it on ice the first time, before mixing it into some coke. It had that honey sweetness but not overwhelming and was smooth. I seriously enjoyed it. After mixing it with coke, it was incredible. Will definitely buy this again!
 
Carlos
Carlos,
Best rum for the price
 
Chris
Chris,
Excellent value, great mixer! A little hard as a sipper.
 
Michael
Michael,
Best mid level rum for the price.
 
Joel
Joel,
Favorite rum. Well balanced, sweet and rich. My go to for a good mellow sipping experience.
 
james
james,
nice rum. lots of vanilla flavors to me.
 
Max
Max,
This was pretty sweet and had a smooth taste
 
Christopher
Christopher,
The review given by "William", for me, was spot on. Fantastic packaging, but just wasn't as smooth as you think a 12 year old rum would be. For slightly more (at least at this site), I would go for Diplomatico or El Dorado.
 
guest
guest,
Wonderful. Sweet with amazing vanilla notes.
 
Shana
Shana,
Very sweet, lots of fresh banana and coconut, takes you away to a tropical place, but rum in general has always been a tad too sweet for my tastes. I'd love to see a master mixologist do something wicked with a hint of savory with this like a charred banana or burnt coconut.
 
Jon
Jon,
Beautiful bottle, excellent rum.
 
William
William,
As far as sipping rums go, this rum is just okay. It is not the most flavorful rum in my bar, but still worth a spot near the top. The packaging is fantastic and certainly catches your eye. Not as smooth as you would think, given its age.
 
James
James,
The aroma is delicious and the taste is smooth--goes down easy. You won't be watering this rum down with coke or soda. It is great straight up. A superb rum!!
 
Susan
Susan,
I just received this Rum and find it to be delicious. It has a sweet flavor that is hidden behind a warm rich feeling......
 
John
John,
Well made and ultimately satisfying; I found To me this one seems to have a certain "appreciation" curve. I liked it better over a period of days, which suggests to me that this rum has a style that will be variably appealing. It has a bit of an edge for a 12 year rum, but it is by no means unpleasant.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Smooth and complex this is a rewarding drink. This is best appreciated neat and served in a snifter. Caramel flavor is present but not overpowering and balanced with tobacco, vanilla, and oak. This is a unique rum that will be a welcome addition to any collection.
 
Casey
Casey,
Very smooth. Worth it!
 
Paul
Paul,
Never been a big rum drinker but decided to go out on a limb to try this out. For the price, impossible to beat as far as quality, smoothness and taste go. The 12 year started my foray into Rum and it is still a staple I find myself going back to.
 
guest
guest,
This has been my favorite for a year now! Smooth!
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
I love it. I wish I new something to say that made me sound like an eccentric consouier.
 
guest
guest,
Good sipping rum.
 
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