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Kirk and Sweeney Reserva 12-Year rum

Kirk and Sweeney Reserva 12-Year

Dominican Republic | Aged

6.5/10 (5 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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5 Kirk and Sweeney Reserva 12-Year ratings

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

Enjoying sipping this straight up. I think it is pretty smooth and well worth the cost-just over $30. Kind of like the bottle too.

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Posted 24 days ago by Mazoff (PREMIUM) from United States with 6 ratings

I really like this rum. I don’t understand what the negative reviews are all about.

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Posted 1 month ago by smokumjames from United States with 2 ratings

Mix it with something. Aged for 12 years and it taste raw with hints of additives. Sorry not for me.

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Posted 3 months ago by Alphamale76 from United States with 14 ratings

Tastes amazing! On the rocks, smooth and flavorful.

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Posted 4 months ago by Charles M from United Kingdom with 135 ratings

12 Reserva - just opened this to compare with the last of my 12yo. It is totally different and a real step backwards. Gone is the unctuous rich caramely nose, to be replaced by one which is more astringent with hints of what reminds me of oranges. It is similar on the body. Very disappointing and a rum that I'll likely not be buying again. Disappointing. 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. I tried it again last night and thought it was actually quite nasty and what I was going to do with it!

I also have to wonder whether it is still a 12 year old. 12 Reserva might well imply it is, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were much younger rums in the blend.

My problem is, what do I do with it? I find it truly nasty but I don't like throwing things away. 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).