Kirk and Sweeney 18 Year Old Rum

Kirk and Sweeney

18 Year Old

(0.75l, 40%)


8.7/10
Price:
$52.99
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The bargain of a lifetime.

Let’s be clear. Sonoma County in California is first and foremost wine country. August Sebastiani, the president of 3 Badge Beverages, is a fourth-generation member of one of its oldest wine families. Based in this fertile valley along the rugged Pacific coastline, the company, you guessed it – produces wine. Lately, they’ve broadened their portfolio to spirits as well. Happy times.

Their commitment to craftsmanship and a deep connection to the family history transcend the make of the drink. The company offices are held in the same fire station Sebastiani’s grandfather helped build and where he volunteered. Their spirits division named Mixology includes the Rum brand Kirk and Sweeney, named after the wooden schooner best known for smuggling Rum from the Caribbean to the United States during Prohibition.

To call Kirk and Sweeney 18 Year Old Rum a treasure is an understatement. The Rum is crafted in the Dominican Republic from raw sugarcane and aged for 18 years in American oak casks. The result is a work of art in form and substance. What’s that supposed to mean? Well, the unique bottle, raised cork in a peculiarly shaped low-set jug, with the imprinted rum smuggling route of our favorite hooch vessel, is a lovely addition to any mantelpiece. But it’s even more at home in your bar, that’s for sure.

There’s cargo inside that’s even more alluring than the bottle itself. Simply delicious, with outstanding flavor and a wonderful aroma. So, soo smoooth… Everything you could possibly want in a premium Rum. Go on, find a better well-aged Rum at this price point. We dare you.

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  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Caribbean
  • Country
    Dominican Republic
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    35 Maple Street Spirits
  • Age
    18 Year Old

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coffee
cinnamon
chocolate
brown sugar
fire
vanilla
sherry
mint
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Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof’.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep mahogany.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Chocolate.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Coffee, Sherry, Oak, Cinnamon.

Finish
Smooth and lingering.
Ratings & Reviews
matt
matt,
If there’s Kirk and Sweeney in our bar, it doesn’t last long. A wonderful sipping rum with complex flavors and delightful linger notes of deliciousness.
John
John,
Thank you for sharing this wonderful rum. I found it very palatable neat or mixed. On the sweet side, but not too far left!
Stephen
Stephen,
Smooth and rich
JOE
JOE,
exceptional aroma. i'm not a rum person, but this is so perfect it will be a constant repeat. the vanilla and Sherry, Oak, Cinnamon make it perfect...
James
James,
Nice aroma and smooth sipper. Vanilla notes with a slight spice finish.
Erik
Erik,
lovely blend, very smooth, aged real nice, didn't have a care n the world after a few sips.
Calvin
Calvin,
Great balance, not too sweet with a nice finish.
James
James,
Very smooth, great flavor and minimal burn
John
John,
Very nice nose, smooth and great finish!
Henry
Henry,
This rum is delicious and smooth as can be. I like it best straight, as mixing detracts from the full enjoyment of this very excellent libation.
Loren
Loren,
The rum is not bad. Great decanter.
Terry
Terry,
My new favorite. Rich molasses and vanilla up front with a faint spicy finish. Best served neat with a medium bodied cigar. Superb!
Mark
Mark,
While I can't tell you what aroma is what it does have a nice one. I think the flavors go well and compliment the flavors of Dr. Pepper as opposed to Coca Cola. Or it's nice just by itself.
Roy
Roy,
Top notch.
anonymous
anonymous,
Very nice aroma and goes down smoothly with a nice molasses finish
Steven
Steven,
Fantastic!
alex
alex,
By far my favorite rum!
Julian
Julian,
Love it
Christopher
Christopher,
Very smooth. Where I had bought this at, it was a better value than the 12 year old because it was only $5 more. This is what their 12 year old should have been, but isn't.
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