coffee
cinnamon
chocolate
brown sugar
fire
Spiral Kirk and Sweeney 18 Year Old Rum
Kirk and Sweeney
18 Year Old Rum
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Deep mahogany.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla, brown sugar and chocolate.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Coffee, sherry, oak and spicy notes of cinnamon.

Finish
Smooth and lingering.
Price:
$42.99
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.
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Caribbean
  • Country
    Dominican Republic
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    18 Year Old

Kirk and Sweeney 18 Year Old Rum

(0.75l, 40%)


8.5/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Kirk and Sweeney 18 Year Old Rum
garrett
garrett,
Great rum a good mixer or on the rocks.
 
Michael
Michael,
Terrific Rum! Aromas of vanilla and a hint of Sherry, with the deeply aged taste of Vanilla with spices and oak, that winds down with a sherry, oak and raisin sensation. Drink neat or on the rocks!
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Great taste neat. Great value.
 
Jarred
Jarred,
I have had tried great, good, and total rot-gut rum over the years but the Kirk and Sweeney 18yr is in a class of it's own! The Kirk and Sweeney 18yr is a truly exceptional sipping rum. I first tried a sip neat, as soon as I poured it into the glass. The flavors were strong, complex and powerful with distinct oak, and a sweet burn going down. I then allow it to sit in the glass for about 10 mins open with a small ice cube melting as the time pased. Afterward the drink was a mild, refined smooth sipping rum. I could taste a velvety butterscotch, with a slightly sweet aftertaste. I seemed to warm my inner core and I found myself wanting more when the two fingers were gone. I determined that this is not going to be my daily rum, but yet reserved for a special evening, late night sip. Enjoy!
 
Steven
Steven,
Really beautiful rum,
 
Devon
Devon,
Smooth, strong, and slightly sweet. Perfect sipping rum at a great price!
 
Dan
Dan,
Not my favorite
 
John
John,
Not bad, though a bit on the sweet side to me. Rather heavy in the molasses, could use more bite.
 
Tucker
Tucker,
Dangerously smooth. I like sweet rums so might have enjoyed it more than most. Starts with a somewhat velvety caramel texture then finishes with a strong honey/molasses flavor on your pallet. Easily sipped a few glasses, leading to a hangover typical of sweet spirits - that would be my only knock on the sweetness. Overall, good value and very enjoyable.
 
Blake
Blake,
I enjoy this rum as a sipping rum. I personally enjoy the Plantation 20th better, but that one & this one are the 2 sipping (non-mixing) rums I currently stock in my home bar. It's not as complex & smooth the Plantation, but has a definite over rocks, sipping nature to it.
 
Chris
Chris,
Very enjoyable version (not as great as the 23 yr old), I like it neat or with ONE cube of ice. Would be nice (but overkill) as a mixer.
 
Eric
Eric,
Great tasting rum...no need to mix just pour it over rocks
 
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.
 
guest
guest,
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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