Kirk and Sweeney was the name of a wooden schooner that was best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the United States during Prohibition
Just before it entered the territorial waters of the United States, the schooner would drop anchor and sell the rum to smaller boats which would come up alongside the Kirk and Sweeney. The smaller boats, which were faster and more maneuverable than the boats in the Coast Guard's fleet, would smuggle the rum ashore. This fantastic tribute is aged 12 years and bottled at 40% ABV.
Nose: 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.
Palate: Initial Taste Reveals A Nectar-Sweet Quality, Leading To A Weightier Body That Indicates Substantially Aged Rum That&Rsquo;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.