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Now this is some good stuff
The nose is truly amazing, I am smelling like caramelised grilled bananas but I am seing a liquor, amazing.
Taste toffee, amazing smoothness with a little after burn, just to remind you you are drinking a 40% rum.
Overall a fantastic rum when you know its sugar content to be so low, amazing (did I say amazing enough?).
Sugar: 2 to 5 GPL
This rum was recommended to me at a restaurant in Phoenix. After the first sip I was hooked. It has a very alluring scent of subtle sweetness. The scent is hard to describe, but it reminds me of a mix of vanilla, cotton candy and bubblegum. Not overpowering, just right.
As for the taste, it's just as fantastic. Not too sweet and very little burn. You first taste the normal rum flavors of toffee and vanilla. After you swallow, you taste sugar cane and wood. It's very unique and makes you want to take another sip. If there's a better rum out there, I haven't tasted it.
I'm a bourbon and rum drinker and this is the #1 spirit in my liquor cabinet. Buy a bottle and you definitely will not be disappointed.
I keep all three Kirk and Sweeney rums on the shelf all the time. It seems to be something about Dominican rums. I have never had one I didn’t like. This one is my all time favorite. If I only had one rum to the end of time this is it. There is a distinctive taste of werthers caramel, a delightful toffee and almond back and great heat. Not as spicy as the 23 year Kirk and year. This one hit’s my perfect spot.
I only have good to say about this rum. Tried it neat, and I’d never have it any other way. Sweet smoky fragrance. Feels thick on the tongue, smooth, no bite. Just enjoyment. If the 18 is this good, I cannot wait to try the 23.
When I saw this rum at the store I was excited to try it just based on the bottle. Got home and waited for the wife, and pulled the cork. The smell was awesome and had heavy sweet caramel tones, and on the first pour the color did not disappoint. I loved the taste and was pleasantly surprised by the mellowness of the rum. It had a very strong start and went mild very quickly, and finished even more subdued after I swallowed. This is in my top favorites to date and I have had many many different rums from all over the world. I'm excited to try the 23 but for the cost, this rum is in the top 5 in every way.
Once again, anything less than a 9 for this rum is unconscionable! It is just as good as the 23 with some small differences. This one is a little less sweet, a little less oaked, and has a tiny bit of a dryer almond taste. Other than that, its pretty much the same review I wrote for the 23. Next stop, the 12 year. Yeah, I did this one totally backwards...
ocakavania velke a chvalabohu splnene. pil som starsieho brata, ktory milo prekvapil a rodinka kirk and sweeney ma stale neprestava tesit. rum je jemny, chutovo trochu menej vyrazny ako 23y ale zato je miene sladsi, ale iba mierne. nieje to uplne suchy rum, no rozhodne ani nie sladky tak ako ich pozname. vo voni mi najviac preraza karamel a werthers original :-))). sladka vona, velmi prijemna. alkohol je velmi prijemny aj vo voni a vobec neudiera do nosu. ale tie werthers su tam neskutocne citit. ta voni sa objavuje aj v chuti. cukriky sa pretlacili aj do nej. mliecny karamel je tam zastupeny uplne najviac, aj v dozvuku. potom karamel a drevo citit iba lahko, aj to iba v tele. pokial sa tento rum iba srka, tak alkohol nieje ani tema, lahko zahreje neskriabe. plnsie dusky su zaujimavejsie, viac ovocia v chuty prijemne doplnene alkoholom ktory vsak ani pri vacsich duskoch neskriabe. kto nieje na moderne sladke rumy ale chce skusit aj nieco s charakterom je toto vyborna volba. ten usaty dedko tam je furt :-). 9,25/10. u trochu mi viac sedi ako 23y ktora je tiez neskutocny rum
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