“Kirk and Sweeney was the name of a wooden schooner that was best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the Northeast United States during Prohibition,” said August Sebastiani, TOG president. “There’s a historical bent for each of our spirits, so we thought naming the rum after Kirk and Sweeney was appropriate.”
The rum is made in the Dominican Republic and aged for 12 years in American oak barrels. Its unique packaging – featuring a raised cork in an elegant low-set bottle – was inspired by short, round 18th-century bottles, which typically contained rum.
This is a beautiful mahogany colored rum with great legs in the glass. The rum immediately hits you with aromas of wood and vanilla, followed by a light and delicate fruity smooth taste on the palate. The finish is long lasting and smooth. I really liked the rum from the first taste and put it on the shelf at the Rum Bar in Key West immediately. This is a must try new rum, and seems to be available in many areas of the country. ;o)