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Kirk and Sweeney 18 yr

Kirk and Sweeney 18-Year 

  

KIRK AND SWEENEY was a wooden schooner, best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the Northeast during the early years of Prohibition. In 1924, the Kirk and Sweeney was seized off the coast of New York with a massive amount of rum aboard. The schooner was subsequently renamed “Chase” and pressed into duty as a Coast Guard trainer, serving until the late 1940’s when it was retired and salvaged.

 

Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, this rum adheres to the very strict regulations to be called “Dominican Rum." The process begins with hand harvested, high-quality sugarcane that is pure. The byproduct of the sugarcane, “Blackstrap Molasses” is then carefully

fermented and distilled. The average aging of rum in the Caribbean is generally two years, Kirk and Sweeney is the rare exception. Aged eighteen years (non solera) in ex-bourbon barrels in brick houses at the distillery, this is indeed a rum well worth pursuing. 

  

NOSE

This full-bodied rum delivers an intriguing range of aromas, from intense vanillas to faint notes of sherry and raisins–all built upon a notable undercurrent of roasted cane sugars.

 

TASTE

Eighteen years of aging and expert blending come to life with the first taste, revealing a deep vanilla flavor, followed by dried fruits, nutmeg, cinnamon spices and a hint of oak. 

 

FINISH

Immensely smooth all the way through, this rum unwinds with a gently wavering sensation of oak, sherry and raisin.

 

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