Aged twelve years (non solera) in ex French Oak wine barrels in brick houses at the distillery, this is indeed a rum well worth pursuing. Kirk & Sweeney shows a rich mahogany colour, smoothly capturing a complex range of flavours, from earthy sugar cane and dried fruit to vanilla and toasted oak.
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 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.
Bold, ripe, and sweet vanilla avors evolve near the end, providing a smooth, long and luxurious nish.