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Kirk and Sweeney Gran Reserva Superior rum

Kirk and Sweeney Gran Reserva Superior

Dominican Republic | Aged | 40% ABV

17 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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17 Kirk and Sweeney Gran Reserva Superior Ratings

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Triton Ogletree ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 134 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

There is something of a weird rubbery flavor to this one (I'd love to blame the cork but that is made of wood.) I'm not entirely sure how else to describe it. It has no burn or bite but a touch of light heat. It's a decently complex rum, has a good level of sweetness and is fairly delicious. It smells slightly sweet and delightful like caramel. Honestly, this is a great rum (probably a 9) barring the weird rubbery taste that I can't escape. Despite this flaw, it is still really good. I weirdly wish I could rate this a near 8 but 7 seems too low, so I am just rounding it up to an 8. Cheers!

ChrisC ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 6 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

This is the rebranded 23, same rum different name. If you like rum, this is for you. Unlike so many other attempts to reinvent, this is what rum should taste like. Carmel, cinnamon, and not hot and the next morning no ash tray taste in your mouth. Great rum if you're looking for Rum.

Mark Swenson ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 35 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

Slightly better than the Kirk and Sweeny Reserve, the Grand Reserve Superior has a certain amount of smoothness woth a burn on the back end. This sipping rum is likely to impress your friends because it far exceeds the more readily available mass market rums, but a true rum connoisseur will find thisbto be in the mid range or your $50-65 rums. Close, but not quite as good, as a Bumbo XO, and a ways off from a Santa Theresa or Plantation XO

Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 486 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Wow you spend years making a rum brand put out a good quality product and then change everything to a lesser standard that all your customers can tell. Weโ€™re not sheep, we are rum aficionados that distinguish the difference. This is the last bottle of K & S I will buy. PS I loved the older rope lined necks of the bottles.

Cool Breeze (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 537 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Sampled at the Laka Lono Rum Club tasting on 8/9/22. reddish color Not as woody as Gran Reserva. Much more present aromatic notes. Sherry, vanilla, marshmellows. Fruity, caramel, honey.

Waly Vega ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท | 98 ratings
Posted 8 months ago

In line with the K&S Collection. Not as sweet as other expressions.

Scott ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 1 rating
Posted 28 days ago

Dark, sweet with vanilla tones. This or the 23 year is my preferred rum to mix with real cane sugar coke. Makes an excellent drink for the back porch in the summer, or with a savory meal.

revsteph ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 358 ratings
Posted 10 months ago

Tasted at Kill Devil Rum Club at Laka Lono 8/9/22
I smell vanilla, and this is a pretty rum. BUT this is just a bit too much of everything for me.

Docsarvis (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 463 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

I am a Kirk & Sweeney fan. This cannot touch the 12, 18 or 23 but it is still damn good, especially for just 4 years old. Nice balance for such a youngster. Some vanilla, clove and oak but no complexity. Thin, with a short finish. I was ready to give this a 6, maybe even a 5 until my girlfreind inexplicably made Chai tea. BINGO! This stuff was made for Chai tea. I didn't really like Chai tea. Pretty trendy and androginous but with this rum in it I may make this a daily routine. Awesome! Try it! Improves the Chai tea for sure but also makes this rum a superstar mixer. Perfect match.

Mo McGurk ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 245 ratings
Posted 24 days ago

Nice oaky, sweet flavor, but more burn than I prefer.ย  Mixed goes down nicely.

Brand Details

Company: Kirk and Sweeney
Type: Aged
Raw Material: Unknown
Brand Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation Type: Unknown
Name: Gran Reserva Superior
ABV: 40%