Kirk & Sweeney 12 Year Old Rum Review


Name: Kirk & Sweeney 12 Year Rum

ABV: 40%

Proof: 80

Nose: Butterscotch, Oak, Vanilla

Palate: Butterscotch, Honey, Cedar

Finish: Moderate with a thick molasses mouthfeel and maple syrup, vanilla, and honey throughout that lingers for a bit before slowly fading.

Overall: On the nose I was greeted with notes of butterscotch, vanilla, and oak. At first sip I was greeted with a noticeable butterscotch flavor upfront with some honey and cedar flavors on the backend. There were also some additional wood and earthy flavors mixed in which provided a bit of a twist. The finish was moderate with maple syrup, vanilla, and honey flavors throughout which seemed to linger for just the right amount of time before slowly fading away. The mouthfeel was thick with this rum with a molasses or syrup texture. I sipped this one neat and on the rocks and I enjoyed it both ways. Overall, this is a nice sipping rum. To me it was a nice go to after a meal as the flavors reminded me of a dessert. This Dominican Rum is packaged in a beautiful bottle with an old world map on the side. For about $40 a bottle this is one rum that you will want to have on your shelf.


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