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Kirk and Sweeney 12-Year rum

Kirk and Sweeney 12-Year

Dominican Republic | Aged

7.6/10 (352 ratings)
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Posted 2 years ago by Tomy from Romania with 424 ratings

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.

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Posted 3 months ago by Phil from Réunion with 152 ratings

Rhum de mélasse de République Dominicaine, vieilli 12 ans selon la méthode solera. Titre 40°
Design : gros effort sur le packaging, superbe bouteille, le rhum a une belle couleur ambrée.
Nez : épices, alcool, caramel.
Dégustation : l'attaque est douce, attaque de l'alcool puis dominante épice, boisé léger et caramel..
Finale : courte, avec une légère amertume.
Le ramage plutôt que le plumage, ce rhum reste très correct bien que trop sirupeux à mon goût.

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Posted 3 months ago by peter_g from United States with 5 ratings

unabashedly sweet, but stops short of being overpowering. loads of full desserty flavors like vanilla, orange, and toasted almond, with a gentle balancing note of toasted oak. not quite as complex as the very best, but a fine sipping rum nonetheless.

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Posted 3 months ago by CaptainGreen (PREMIUM) from United States with 54 ratings

Aye, say what you want about 12 year-olds, there be a maturity to this rum. She has a bit of a sweet smell about her, but not syrupy sweet, with caramel, some vanilla, and a touch of oak. As taste goes, she be even less sweet, but not dry! There be a decent amount of sweet in this one, and the caramel, vanilla, and oak come along on board as well. There be a healthy amount of spice in this one, and t'would seem some manner of sweet fruit. This be a smooth and flavorable sippin' rum, me hardies. Be sure to hide THIS one from the crew...

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Posted 3 months ago by Anthony C from United States with 123 ratings

Really solid aged rum. I had low expectations because I can find this in most grocery stores, but wow it is good. Priced right, easy to sip. This is a great starter for novice rum sippers. Lots of flavorful notes that are easy to recognize.

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Posted 3 months ago by Mjayne from United States with 12 ratings

Sweet and smooth. Pairs very well with muddled espresso and chocolate bitters

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Posted 3 months ago by Michael Huff from United States with 100 ratings

Definitely on the sweeter side, but it does not suffer a great deal for it.
A great mixer for any drink you want to add very few ingredients to.

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Posted 3 months ago by pgrace (PREMIUM) from United States with 32 ratings

A nice 12 year with a great bottle.

Wonderful with MX cola. Pleanty of vanilla, caramel, with a nice aftertaste.
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Posted 3 months ago by Eviltwinshell (PREMIUM) from United States with 27 ratings

I was not blown away by this rum. A bit harsher than the 23, but still an ok rum.

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Posted 3 months ago by Alkin from Latvia with 43 ratings

Very nice package, great taste and smell, could be longer aftertaste.

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Posted 4 months ago by Drewbacca from United States with 15 ratings

Title says it all. This is a good rum. I prefer the vanilla, sweeter rums so this is right up my alley. But for five bucks more you can get the 18 year which is way better. I don't think moving up to the 23 is really worth it and doesn't add much value.