Kirk and Sweeny
12 Year Old Dominican Rum

Dominican Republic - VINTAGES#: 354035

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Kirk and Sweeny 12 Year Old Dominican Rum

History

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, it was seized off the coast of New York with a massive amount of rum aboard. The schooner was subsequently re- named “Chase” and pressed into duty as a Coast Guard trainer, serving until the late 1940’s when it was retired and salvaged.

The Wine

Named for a wooden schooner famed for smuggling rum during Prohibition, this amber rum is produced in the Dominican Republic and has been aged for 12 years in American oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

This 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. Initial taste reveals a nectar-sweet quality, leading to a weightier body that indicates sub- stantially 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. Bold, ripe, and sweet vanilla flavors evolve near the end, providing a smooth, long and luxurious finish.

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