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Kirk and Sweeney 18-Year rum

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Stu from United States with 25 ratings

Bought this when the owner of a bar recommended it to me. Its actually a little bit smoother than the 23 year. Sweet but not too much and tons of flavor.

Posted over 1 year ago by Tomas from Czech Republic with 135 ratings

Dry, nice burn with a very strong cocoa aftertaste. Taste could be a bit more intense.

Posted 11 months ago by Jcb375 from United States with 9 ratings

This is truly a great rum i would recommend to any rum enthusiast. Just know this rum is on the sweeter side and the long aging has brought complexity to the finish. To me, this rum doesn’t have much of an oak note from aging. Enjoy.

Posted 9 months ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 229 ratings

A mid priced rum that hold it’s value. The nose is somewhat buttery with notes of cream brulee, vanilla seeds, caramel and perhaps a hint of cherry sauce and oak. Real nice.
The taste is medium bodied and semi dry with butterscotch and vanilla, finishing on well integrated and balanced tobacco leaves and oak that stays pleasently in the mouth for a while.
It’s very nice but not very adventurous.

Posted about 1 year ago by plukybrewster from Canada with 9 ratings

A little on the pricey side but I really enjoyed it!

Posted over 2 years ago by Brett Johnson from United States with 32 ratings

this is a really good rum. molasses, caramel in flavor with a bit of spice in the back.

Posted over 2 years ago by Jan Staněk from Czech Republic with 104 ratings

You can smell a lot of vanilla. In fact smell is better than taste. In taste it is little bit harsh.

Posted over 2 years ago by James from United States with 29 ratings

I had not heard of this brand, bought it on a whim. Glad I did, oh so glad I did.

It has a rich aroma that hits you with sugar and tobacco, but the flavor is completely different than what the nose makes you think. Cocoa explosion in the mouth with a subtle finish that starts with nutmeg and spice and tails off on molasses notes. Just a smidge on the dry side on the finish, which is why I give it an 8 instead of a 9 personally.

Overall a great, great rum that is a definite drinker.

Posted 5 months ago by Nicko1 from United States with 2 ratings

Excellent flavor and the aromas are awesome. I open it every night just to nose it.

Posted about 1 year ago by Pinmann from United States with 14 ratings

Not quite as nice as the 23yo, but still a very good drink with much of the same characteristics.

Posted 5 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 152 ratings

The old intense wood with apricot taste from the 12 is missing. I particularly liked that.
That's why I prefer the 12 years old.

Smell: some barrel, a hint of vanilla, some caramel, sherry.
Taste: dry fruit, some vanilla, some caramel, some oak, bitterness. Aftertaste of sherry.

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Spice: 2/5
Fruit: 2/5
Mildness: 3.5/5

Posted over 2 years ago by LarsF from Sweden with 39 ratings

A very nice aroma of toffee, vanilla and a little bit of oak. A really great aroma.

This rum is very smooth. In mouth you get vanilla and toffee. This rum is not too sweet and not too dry, great balance. The aftertaste is short with a little bit of oak and mild spice.

Posted over 2 years ago by James thornton from Virgin Islands, U.S. with 6 ratings

Great rum, smooth vanilla smell. Very little bite with a not overly sweet taste

Posted 7 months ago by Regan from Canada with 69 ratings

I love this rum , it is sweet it has a vanilla caramel flavour and boy howdy it’s good
To expensive here in Canada but south of the border this price is very reasonable I’d pick up a case if I could bring it back and not get dinged , yep yep pick up a bottle and enjoy 😉👍👍

Posted about 2 years ago by Jonas from Sweden with 2 ratings

Really nice rum with a smooth taste and a softness that is fantastic.

Posted about 2 years ago by george g from United States with 3 ratings

Having had tasted all three bottles, I must say none have disappointed me. Whatever the price I shall pay it. I have not been able to purchase K&S at the duty free stores at the Punta Cana airport and no one their seems to have heard of it. Any reason? I am able to purchase it at my local enteco on long island thank god.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Halsey from United States with 25 ratings

Rich honey, amber color. Delicate slightly flowery nose.
I love the mouth feel of this rum. It's so well balanced between a bit of sweetness and just the right amount of spice. Nice long finish (slightly spicy) with just a tinge of alcohol. I really like this rum a lot.

Posted about 1 year ago by Reiwa from Japan with 136 ratings

Smooth and good balance, not too heavy. It is good caramel, vanilla, buttercake with clove flavor.
There is only one problem. Cap is hard to open and close with only cork.This is not wine....

Posted almost 2 years ago by Luke from Czech Republic with 95 ratings

Nevím jak jsou na tom ostatní ročníky, ale 18y mi přijde málo zajímavý. Není to špatný rum. Podání vanilky je lepší než u Chiután 12y, který trpí na podivnou dochuť. U Kirka je dochut víc zakulacená a odchází přes trochu nakyslé ovocné dřívko, ale jen decentně. Zatím ale asi nejlépe podaná vanilka v rumu.

Posted over 1 year ago by robert75 from Czech Republic with 16 ratings

Impressive bottle, darker colour of rum
nice smell with vanilla and butterscotch
taste is sweet, at first moment vanilla, later old wooden taste. very interesting,
old rum ( not solera method) with specific taste....

Posted over 1 year ago by Florianhagemann from Peru with 81 ratings

Probablemente el ron con el mejor balance que conozco. Delicioso, muy frutado y mucha dulzura. Suave en nariz y boca. Uno de mis favoritos, y la botella con su gruesa base me encanta. Un regalo dominicano.

Posted 5 months ago by Peterpanrha from Belgium with 27 ratings

Nice noise, nice tasting not to sweet and a lot of toffee tast I can't wait for the 23 year old cheers

Posted 4 months ago by thechosen21 from United Kingdom with 20 ratings

One of the best rums I have tried so far. Definitely a sipper, don't you dare mix it. Very elegant and smooth, you will definitely taste the vanilla.

Posted 4 months ago by Chrisvc from Belgium with 10 ratings

Yummy and has a long lasting finish. Would recommend and looking forward the others from the collection