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A delicious sipper, wonderfully complex yet smooth and not overly sweet. A fantastic value for the price.
I like to purchase this as a gift for other people. It is a nice rum to expand people's views
It's like Diplomatic Reserva but double strength. It is easy to drink on ice, also neat but can be lost easily. Diplomatico gets lost in ice though, so I would definitely choose this first every time.
I found a bottle of this up in Cape Cod for $35 USD, and promptly purchased it.
Aged this long, it could probably be a bit smoother but other than that it is a very delicious rum. It smells incredible and the flavor is great on the front of the tongue. Again, it could be smoother at this age but that doesn't take away from the experience.
The flavor of this Rum changes every time I sip it. Don’t wait to taste it after you pour and don’t let it sit uncorked. You will get different flavors with every sip over a two hour period. Definitely the most fun for identifying component flavor. A great twelve year, not as single minded as say an El dorado 12 year and one to keep on hand.
A smooth, easy drinking rum at a great price. Also a good entry level rum given the nose and mouth feel at the low price point. Will always have around!
This beats Diplomatico, Zacapa and El Dorado in my opinion and that is because is not overly sweet like all of the others, its smooth and does not have all that extra added sugar. So far my favorite of the Dominican Rums!
This is probably the best 12 year I’ve ever tasted. Dying to try the 18. Very sippable. Great bargain.
This stuff is awesome. Dark color. Very smooth and a sweetness that reminds me of dark brown sugar. Mixes well but can stand alone by itself. I’ve always used rum as a mixer, but this one makes a fine sipper, straight up. Definitely a top-shelfer. I actually found a fifth of this for $31.99 USD. A bourbon of this quality would have easily been $60-70 USD.
Bon mais je pense que le 18 ans d'age et le 23 ans d'age doivent etre l'exceptionnel que le 12 ans d'age n'est pas!
Rhum qui peut plaire aux non-initiés qui apprecieront sa douceur grâce au sucre de canne et de vanille....
Above average aged rum with no added sugars. Light vanilla with a spicy finish. Doesn't have the full complexity to be a true sipper, imho.
I really like the design of the bottle. A tip of the hat to the rum runners of the prohibition era. The rum it self needs a minute to decant. Then the nose is very nice. A good sipper or mixer.
I got this for pretty good price, 30.
Its not bad but a bit flat. Flavors, are there but die fast. Ill use it for mixed drinks. Doesnt come near the el dorado 15 which is only 10 bucks more
Decent weighted bottle, lovely golden colour. Has a real feel of quality about this rum which I find very well rounded.
Enjoyed a half a bottle of Kirk & Sweeney 12y old. Very nice bottle design. Super thick glass. Label is printed on the bottle. Strong Creme Brulee like sweetness to the nose and taste buds. Slight burn at the taste test but not bad at all. Much better than the Kirk & Sweeney 23y which I scored 4.
Immediately out of the bottle (and what a lovely bottle) there's a bit too much alcohol on the nose for me to really discern much. Letting it breathe a little reveals light notes of vanilla, dried fruit, and golden syrup.
The flavor that immediately hits you is the bitterness of that oak, which gets balanced out by sort of a spiced vanilla flavor, with a developing sweetness. There's fruity notes in there, too, but certainly not as much nor as overripe as something like an Appleton, for sure. It all kind of blends into something approaching caramel as you mull it all over. What you're left with at the end is a gentle warm burn, with nothing else really dominating the palate. This is not a rum that wants to overstay its welcome.
In total, this stuff is simple, unassuming, a little sweet ( but not oversweet), and enormously drinkable. Seriously, this isn't my favorite rum by any means, but it has this trick where the bottle opens and the stuff just sort of starts evaporating. A very approachable drink.
This is a great sipping rum which I like to have on the rocks. Very smooth, not real thick or sweet. Has a slight afterburn on the tongue that pleasantly reminds you that it is rum.
Not a bad rum. A little on the sweet side and a little heavy on the vanilla but overall very drinkable and worth a try.
Man this is some good stuff for 35 bucks. It’s not really able to go neat or even just a couple ice cubes, it’s definitely on the rocks. That’s where you get the best flavor and smoothness, and it’s probably great for mixing with pineapple soda or whatever else if you’re good with a 35/bottle mixer. Definitely keeping with this, but the Kirk and Sweeney 18 is the way to go if you don’t mind the extra 15 bucks for the bottle.
Although the bottle looks great, I was disappointed in the taste. Namely the lack of flavor. Letting it sit in the glass for 10-15 minutes helped, but wouldn't be a rum I would buy again to drink neat or on the rocks. Makes a great rum and coke but not the type of rum I want to buy and mix with.
Poured neat, it has a light smoky sweetness with a hint of cherry on the nose. The first sip is delicious and fills the mouth with caramel sweetness and smoky oak. Very smooth. This is a great sipper.
Nice rum also but for the price I think there are better value rums out there. But don't forget this is very subjective. Some like sweet and some prefer the more subtle notes. K&S 18 is my favorite of the three.
Great bottle with nice flavor and is smooth in the glass. You will enjoy this rum. Lightly sweet with hints of butterscotch and vanilla with oak and spice. A little bit of almond and dry fruit also. Finishes quick and leaves fruity hints behind.
Dry with light notes of vanilla and caramel. Unfortunately, it has a disturbing and intrusive taste of wood that is present from the beginning to end. I've never experienced a similar taste in a rum.