Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Kirk and Sweeney Rums

Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Old Rum...$26.99
KIRK AND SWEENEY was a wooden schooner, best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the Northeast during the early years of Prohibition.

AromaThis deep mahogany colored rum presents a sweet aroma balanced heavily toward cane honey, with earthy sugar cane undertones,along with a hint of vanilla, luscious toasted oak, caramel and dried fruits.
Taste: Initial taste reveals a nectar-sweet quality, leading to a weightier body that indicates substantially aged rum that’s serious in character but not overbearing. Light notes of vanilla and wood hit the palate transforming into an incredibly smooth offering.
Finish:  Bold, ripe, and sweet vanilla flavors evolve near the end,  providing a smooth, long and luxurious finish

Kirk and Sweeney 18 Year Old Rum...$35.99

Kirk and sweeney was distilled usingTraditionally harvested sugar cane and aged in oak for 18 years to fully Develop its profile—an enticing scent of sherry and molasses, followed by the taste of deep vanilla with a hint of caramel and dried fruits.

Aroma: 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.

Kirk and Sweeney 23 Year Old Rum...$39.99
Looking at its deep amber and iridescent copper color, it's clear this 23-year-old Rum is uniquely charming. Its nose teases with toasty, dried fruits and a hint of honey and toffee, while the taste delights through an evolving sensation of fruit, vanilla and sherry.

Aroma:  The aroma presents subtle notes of dried fruits and sweet, toasted breads, along with a base toffee, fresh honey and caramelized sugar. Tou can also appreciate a faint hint of almonds and vanilla.
Taste: Having spent 23 years in the barrel, this rum is as pleasantly complex as the nose and aging would suggest, offering a rich evolution on the mouth–from fresh, sweet sensations to fried fruits.
Finish:  Finishing off each decadent sip, you’ll find end notes that range from a distinct caramel, to sherry, to a well-balanced blend of almond and vanilla.

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