Kirk and Sweeney XO Rum
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • floral
  • mango
  • oak
  • cake
  • spicy
  • exotic fruit
  • toffee
  • butter
  • caramel

Kirk and Sweeney

XO Rum (0.75l, 65.5%)
Price $193.99

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Character Goatson
A wonderful, exquisitely-aged Rum from the Dominican Republic made from blackstrap molasses and delivered at cask strength in a gorgeous crystal presentation decanter.

At the heart 3 Badge Beverage Corp. is August Sebastiani — forth generation grandson of Samuele Sebastiani, founder of Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma. This family has been making premium adult beverages for a LONG time. Interestingly, Sebastiani Winery was the only California winery that didn’t close during prohibition. How’d they pulled that off? Anyway, the folks at 3 Badge keep cranking out some of the best sourced craft Spirits PERIOD. Currently, they produce a tidy range of Wines, Gins, Whiskies, Tequilas, and Rums and you should try them all.

The Rum brand of 3 Badge is the Kirk & Sweeney lineup. All of them are created in Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic. Kirk & Sweeney XO is special. It’s hand crafted from blackstrap molasses. The core lineup of Kirk and Sweeney Rums is available in twelve, eighteen, and twenty-three year-old versions — all of them exceptional and a great value. The XO is the top of the line special edition, and it shows. It is a blend of old Rums aged in American oak and delivered at cask strength (65.5% ABV) in a stunning crystal decanter that’s hand etched and gold-filled.

Smartass corner:
The Kirk and Sweeney was a ship — a schooner used for Rum-running during Prohibition. In 1924 it was seized by federal agents off the coast of New York with a heavy load of contraband Rum sitting on deck. Were it not so heavily loaded the speedy ship might have slipped away.
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Polished Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose is alive with exotic fruits, old oak, and butter toffee.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is rich and deep with a brilliant mouth-feel and notes of sultanas, mango, Warm oak, and spice cake.

Finish
The finish is long and robust.
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  • floral
  • mango
  • oak
  • cake
  • spicy
  • exotic fruit
  • toffee
  • butter
  • caramel
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
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, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
If the center of our galaxy had a signature scent, it would be Rum. Yup, astronomers studying a giant cloud in the Milky Way found a substance called ethyl formate, a chemical that smells suspiciously like Rum.
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
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, but if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof.’
Rum is a sugar cane based spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.
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