Alternative to Kirk and Sweeney 23?


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BeaconSlash ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 0 ratings Author Posted 14 Dec '23

Hello all.

Some time back I purchased and thoroughly enjoyed Kirk and Sweeney's 23 year. Absolutely loved every sip. Unfortunately I missed the boat on the company abandoning specific years and going to the reserva naming, and I am fresh out of the 23 now. RIP.

I need something smooth and sippable in my life again. Any suggestions highly appreciated.

Thank you.

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bar la moura ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | 168 ratings Replied 17 Dec '23

you have the kirk and sweeney gran reserva or gran reserva superior, they are replacement for 18 and 23

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BeaconSlash ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 0 ratings Author Replied 18 Dec '23

Based on this website, any of the Reservas are poor alternatives to the former, aged bottles.

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bar la moura ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | 168 ratings Replied 18 Dec '23

i didn t like even the old 18 and 23 ... those are all with too much sugar added for my taste ...

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BeaconSlash ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 0 ratings Author Replied 18 Dec '23

That's fair that you didn't like it; however, that doesn't help answer the question at all.

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Tony Sanders ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 75 ratings Replied 24 Dec '23

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Alas (BASIC) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท | 498 ratings Replied 24 Dec '23

@Tony love your style and wish we could hang out. ย @BeaconSlash asks for a Toyota Camry alternative and you offer up a Lamborghini Diablo :)

kirk sweeny being $50 and selva reserve being $150 I'd offer up zafra 30 for everyone being $200 and one of the best premium rums out there. ย 

but to answer the question, brugal 1888 would be similar in price/origen try also Botran 18 (I dislike all of these as well as kirk and sweeny and pretty much dont like any dominican rum except diplomatico white, but hope that helps)

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Tony Sanders ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 75 ratings Replied 31 Dec '23

DearAlas. I have to agree with you. My journey has been centered on tasting higher rated rums in general as at my age life's too short. ย And yes. zafra master 30 and Centario Real and 30, are among myfavorites. I tasted several Kirk and Sweeney and moved on. Cheers to all on their journey.ย