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That's some good stuff
Hells bells! This be the best of the three Kirk & Sweeney rums I've had! The 12-year was great, the 18-year was even better, but the 23-year beats the two of them! She smells sweet, almost distractingly so, but that comes with hints of vanilla, smoke, cola, and unless I am mistook, dried fruits. On the tongue, she be SMOOTH with lots of vanilla. Not too sweet - not as sweet as she smells - but not dry. Aye, she have a great mouthfeel, and there be zero burn goin' down the hatch. On the finish, there be a hint of grassiness, and at the very end, just a tiny hint of the dried fruits. This be an outstandin' sippin' rum not to be mixed with anythin'. She be a bit on the pricey side, but she be worth every penny. Let me perish and rot if I be lyin'! arrgh!
Smooth with complex lingering flavour. You can taste the barrel in this sweet rum. Definitely worth trying if you've never tried it, but for the price I am not sure Ill buy again (
I just bought myself a bottle of this a few days ago, simply because it was a rum that is older than me by a year. I have only had one glass of it so far but I have to say I am very impressed. Comparing it directly to the 18 year version, the smell alone was significantly different and much less harsh on the nose. I am not an expert that can tell you all the different smells and flavors of the rum, but I can tell you that the smell was fantastic and the taste was even better, I had mine neat with about 15 minutes to breath in the freezer. There was a nice sweet flavor that and a very slow burn after taste in the throat. I will be buying more of this. Highly recommended
I cut my teeth in sipping rum on a 23 year old Kirk and Sweeney. I think I started fairly high on the totem pole. And, yes, I was hooked from the first sip.
I expected a burn and and aftertaste. But instead I found a fairly smooth swallow, even when neat. Over ice it slowly mellows unlocking more flavors.
In the nose it comes across as simple, caramel with a slight note of molasses and mild vanilla. Flaviar.com show cinnamon, honey and coffee. But I disagree.
I love this brand on the rocks or with a splash of soda, or small splash of pineapple. And it makes a fantastic old fashioned with chocolate bitters(2 dashes). My personal recipe calls fro 1/2 teaspoon of coconut syrup.
For the money, it is a great buy. And never disappoints.
This is the perfect sipping rum, comparable to the Zacapa 23 but richer and a bit more fruity on the nose (the Zacapa can be compared to an old cognac!) and a round fruit nose (think orange and fig) on the way down. Astonishing and superb.
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