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Kirk & Sweeney Reserva Dominican Republic Rum, 700ml

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It tastes like an agricole, albeit an exceptional one, and tastes at least as good as the far more expensive Clement XO (imho).

Aged in American oak barrels in the Dominican Republic, it has a beautiful mahogany color and expresses complex flavors of cane sugar, dried fruit, vanilla and toasted oak. Initial taste reveals a nectar-sweet quality, leading to a weightier body that’s serious in character but not overbearing. Each rum thus has unique characteristics that make it irresistible and attract fine palate enthusiasts around the world. There is high concentration of the core flavour and they don't "breathe" even with few drops of water. I don't claim to be an expert, I just know what I like and don't, and know everyone tastes and smells things differently and has their own likes, dislikes and preferences when it comes to rum.This could have been pulled straight from the top layer of heads and poured straight into the bottle as far as I'm aware. Many aspects of the brand hark back to the 1920s, honouring and as a tribute to the risk so many were willing to take for a good taste of rum during that time. However, my rum cupboard is quite full, and for the first time ever, I'm half tempted to pour it down the sink (though I won't end up doing that, more than likely I'll try and give it away).

Made with sugar cane and aged in oak barrels for 12 years, Kirk and Sweeney shows a rich mahogany colour, smoothly capturing a complex range of flavours, from earthy sugar cane and dried fruit to vanilla and toasted oak. This rum has its name from a sailing ship named 'Kirk and Sweeney' which served as a smuggling ship for rum between the Caribbean and the northeast of the USA in the early times of prohibition.It smells like the sweetness could wisp you away to the Caribbean, only to be shot down at the port of flavour. Bold, ripe, and sweet vanilla avors evolve near the end, providing a smooth, long and luxurious nish. Eighteen years of ageing and expert blending come to life with the rst taste, revealing a deep vanilla avor, followed by dried fruits, nutmeg, cinnamon spices and a hint of oak.

I'm wondering whether it has been spiced - it's on the shelves next to the other one that seems to be popular (and which I find equally nasty) Don Papa. The Bermúdez distillery indeed uses time-tested ancestral methods to extract the best from ingredients and produce a liquor of unparalleled quality, all while minimizing their ecological footprint. Kirk and Sweeney was the name of a wooden schooner that was best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the United States during Prohibition," says August Sebastiani, President of 35 Maple Street Distillery. Expert blending comes to life with rums aged between 5 and 20 years to fully develop the enticing and immensely smooth Gran Reserva profile.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

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