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Russ said it all in ‘I’m in love’.
Just cracked my first bottle and wow. Such complexity. The vanilla dances around the tongue. Rather dry. An amazing rum. The K&S 12 is delightful for one so relatively young but this 23 is simply stunning. I have a bottle of the 18 staring at me. Mmmmmmm. Compare and contrast? Perhaps not this evening. On the other hand........
This rum has a full body taste. It can be served at room temperature or chilled. It has a nice taste upon entrance but the back end has a little bit of a bitter undertone.
Scored an offer at Binny’s. For 39.99 is one of the best runs out there. Hopefully it will stay under the radar, so we’ll can enjoy it more
One of the smoothest rums I’ve tried. Not overly sweet with vanilla on the nose, through to leather and candied fruit on the palate. Light finish and no burn at all.
Duft af vanilie og smag af karamel med mange smagsnuancer. En virkelig god rom. Meget tæt på 10. Kan muligvis få det ved næste smagning. (Så smagte jeg den igen, og det er virkelig en topklasse rom)
This is a wonderful rum. Somewhat sweeter than the Kirk & Sweeney 18 year. Distinct molasses and brown sugar. Sweet, but quite complex. Excellent value.
This is the one of the easiest sipping rums i've had. Excellent for beginners.
Edit: As of 5 days later I found this rum is lacking a bit I changed my rating to a 7 it's easy enough to sip but gets old after a few glasses.
Ein netter Rum zum Feierabend. Ganz lecker, viel Alkohol.
En lo personal creo que este Kirk and Sweeney es un buen ron, sin embargo no llega a ser tan bueno como esperaba; el aroma que desprende es interesante algo dulce, y ligeramente se puede sentir el tabaco; al probarlo tiene un sabor agradable, un poco dulce, matices de frutados y tabaco, sin embargo a mi parecer es un poco ligero, como que le falta densidad. El color es muy bueno, es caoba claro.
This is a great go to rum. Nice to sip and makes an excellent rum and coke! It is a sweet golden rum, with nice notes of vanilla, caramel and oak. It is smooth with a touch of heat that then fades back into a vanilla brown sugar finish, damned satisfying! Honestly this is an 8.5 on the Joe scale.
Udemærket rom med en fin smag. Ligger på 6,5 - 7,0, men har smagt mange andre der siger mig mere
This is my favourite Kirk and Sweeney rum, I love sweet rum and this is so very smooth, always drink my rum straight up and this is no exception.
Very smooth. Dryer than the 12 year and also more expensive, obviously with the additional aging, I like it a lot but also like the 12 year at the better price.
Received a bottle of Kirk & Sweeney 23 year old rum for Christmas and loved it! However, prefer the 21 yo El Dorado over this 23 yo rum!
This is a grade A rum. Top notch. Beautiful in the glass, on the nose, and in the mouth. Delicious aroma and taste. Smooth, slightly sweet, soft, buttery caramel, vanilla, amazing.
Having said that, it's only slightly different from the 18yr, and if you have to pay more than $5 extra for the 23, get the 18yr instead. Nearly the same experience, I wouldn't pay a significant premium for the 23.
Very enjoyable. Smooth. Great nose. Brown sugar and vanilla. Nice viscosity. Mild, pleasant “burn” and aftertaste. Drinking side by side with Ron Zacapa Solera. K&S is better. Zacapa seems thinner and less flavorful compared to K&S.
Has an after bite to it. Would prefer smoother going down. Almost acidic. not quite. Defers the taste.
The best rum I have had so far!!! I buy a bottle of this any chance I get!!!
K&S 23 is my absolute favorite rum so far. You won't find anything as deliciously complex at this price point (~$55). I'm traditionally a bourbon drinker, but this bottle called to me one day and opened up another world. Toffee, oak, tobacco, dried fruits, caramel, mild spice...it's got it all. The finish is long and velvety smooth and leaves a smile on your face every time. No ice, no water, and definitely no mixer needed. The following rums are comparable in price point but no where near as good: Zafra 21, El Dorado 15, Ron Zacapa 23, Brugal 1888, Rhum Barbancourt 15, Flor de Caña 18, and a bunch of unforgettables.
Wow, just fantastic. If I'm traveling and see this bottle behind the bar, it's my first order! Just as smooth as can be, great color, oak, vanilla and the like. Perfect to end the night on or enjoy with a cigar, I know I have!
rum nieje velmy sladky, skor suchsi ale naozaj vyborny. v chuti preraza dubovy sud po cherry, a ja tam citim horkejsie tony cokolady a jemne susene ovocie.
I'm very perplexed with the Kirk and Sweeney 23 year since I had a high expectation about the bottle and having tried well over 200 different aged rums during the past 15 years, this is one of the biggest disappointments for such an old rum. Very bland flavor and still a very nasty afterburn. Such a big disappointment.
Almost identical to the 18 year in taste but less sweet.
First off this is packaged in an attractive glass bottle that's reminiscent of a pirates jug. The jug also helps display the golden color of the rum. Aromas of vanilla and caramel await you after uncorking the bottle. The flavor is present immediately with no harsh aftertaste. My new ATF.