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Great sipping rum to enjoy with a good cigar, with notes of vanilla and caramel this rum leaves your mouth with a delicious silky aftertaste. Love it and have recommended it to several friends and family!
The appearance of the bottle makes it stand out to start with. Pull the cork, yes cork, and the aroma is sweet warm oaky and welcoming, but not overly strong. Over ice the taste is very smooth, subtle with oak, vanilla, honey and molasses taste. The aftertaste is dry, but no burn, slightly sweet, but not offensive. For the price this is one to ad to the favourites list.
This bottle was a gift off my fella and I must say I am not disappointed. It's lively with just a cube of ice but I love it with a can of ginger beer. It really fetches out the sweetness and flavour of the rum. You can really catch the oak and the vanilla. Fabulous x
Overall pretty good. Hints of vanilla and oak initially along with a sharp alcohol mouth burn, but the follow-up makes it good. No alcohol after burn and the flavors blend smoothly as you finish the drink.
Hefty oak flavours backing a traditional amber rum flavour. Apricot, vanilla essence entwined behind very full-body tastes. Phenomenal sipping rum, hefty enough flavour to carry highballs, cocktails. An all around perfect rum.
My favorite sipper in this price range, you cannot beat the value. Vanilla undertones and smooth as can be.
The problem with this one is that I don't have one in front of me, since I drank it all.
I'm not in a mad rush to get another, but I have had two bottles of it now -not like, literally.
It's pretty easy to drink ... not too much tongue-burning or throat tickling.
It has a gentle sweetness, caramel with soft oak.
I can't remember spices or how it finishes, but I get the feeling of fading sweetness.
It is remarkably unremarkable, which in itself is quite remarkable.
Its around £35 per bottle ... which weighs a lot
A couple of quid more and you could be drinking Mount Gay XO
Floral and bright on the palate. 80 proof keeps the burn down. Easy to sip. A welcome addition to any cabinet
Well I found this on a shelf at a party My own take on it was that the bottle is awesome. the rum, not so much. Simple, bitter not bad on ice but not something I will buy. Could be the host had topped it with something?
I wasn’t optimistic about this one, but pleasantly surprised. Lots of caramel and vanilla and possibly a little sweet for some, but not for me. Very close to my mid range favourite, Doorlys 12 year old, but it’s normally around 10% to 20% cheaper, so excellent value. Excellent bottle too.
Outstanding rum. Very smooth with an authentic rum taste and no offensive notes. Works well for mixing but almost feels wasted. Great as a chilled sipper. For the price, you can’t best this rum, or even come close.
Disappointed in the overwhelm8ng taste of vanilla in this rum. Will not buy again.
Not a bad rum to sip but leaves much to be desired.
Going to be short and sweet on this review , this rum is awesome smooth and very easy drinking a wonderful aroma and taste
I am so sad my bottle is already empty
Der Geruch ist besser als der Geschmack.
In Mund sehr mild nach Faß und Frucht. Im Abgang mit einer ganz leichten Schärfe.
This is one that I enjoyed sipping, but not my absolute favorite. Good flavors and a solid mixture of sweet and spice. Good price point for what you're getting.
I've tried the 18 year also, which I also rate a 9, but I prefer the 12 by just a little. It's really tasty and a true pleasure to drink neat.
I like a good sipping rum that tastes like rum. Smooth, flavorful, with a modest bite to it. It's got to have a hint of sweetness to it, as that's what rum is all about. This one fits perfectly.
Currently on sale at Sainsbury's for £32:50 and I would say it's a steal at that price.
Mildly vanilla, smoke and oak and possibly the mildest burn of anything I have tried before.
One to be savoured by itself.
I had been looking forward to trying Kirk and Sweeney for a long time , the bottle is a work of art although pretty impractical when trying to pour the rum into a glass !! On the nose , just alcohol vapours and a bit of caramel.. Medium legs suggests no added sugar.. left to breathe. Sips just fine with a nice warming burn. Still not much of a flavour profile to me.. caramel , wood and a dry leather ? A bit thin but im glad i got a bottle. I will try the 18 as it gets a good rating..
A surprisingly rich and velvet rum that balances age with youth. Priced incredibly cheap at $27 a bottle from Costco, I was amazed at the depth of flavor. It has a wonderful fruity note, creamy oakiness and vanilla that doesn't overpower, and a silky smooth finish when sipped neat. At some point, due to your love to the 12, you'll wonder if the 18 or 23 year is worth the money. I have sipped the 12 and the 23 side by side and without question prefer the youth of the 12 year. Too much is lost and not enough gained when the age creeps up. Without having tried the 18 year, I can't give a comparison to that, but I can say 23 years is too much for this rum. I am very impressed at the K&S 12.
I love the bottle and the story about the brand name is great for marketing. I paid about $30 for the bottle, but for other rums in this price point, I found this to lack depth and complexity even at a $30 pp. The flavor was simple and it lacked sweetness. On a positive note, it worked well in a Mojito, and did not alter the flavor like a darker rum normally does. Wouldn’t buy this again.
I keep the 12, 18 and 23 yr bottles in the cabinet for comparison, but the 12 is a great summertime regular on the rocks. These beautifully simple, empty bottles are nice for patio oil lanterns as well!
Purchased a bottle of this from the Whisky exchange website after first sampling the 18 and 23 year old. Ended up opening this one for a sample and before you know it it's pretty much gone finished it off last night. Wonderful stuff and for £35 it's a bargain. Superb nose and wonderful flavours of smoke, oak and spice I believe this expression was aged in oak ex wine barrels
A marvellous 12 year old rum from the Dominican Republic, aged in American oak casks. A gorgeous bottle, and a rum to match its gorgeousness.Thick caramel and honey, with old oak and cigar box coming through clearly. Develops touches of candied orange peel and redcurrants later on.