80 Proof (ABV 40%)
KIRK and SWEENEY was a wooden schooner, best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the Northeast during the early years of Prohibition.
Expert blending comes to life with rums aged between 5 and 20 years to fully develop the enticing and immensely smooth Gran Reserva profile.
Bermúdez distillery is located in Santiago de los Caballeros. They produce a variety of Dominican Rums under the name J. Armando Bermúdez & Co., S.A., most notably their Bermúdez, Barceló and Brugal labels known as the three B’s.
The history of Bermudez dates back to 1852, nearly 10 years after the Dominican Republic’s Declaration of Independence. The company is still run by the Bermúdez family till this day.
The facility boasts the oldest aging cellars in the Dominican Republic, and it is said that Bermúdez is actually the oldest distillery in the Dominican Republic.
Their lineup is a diverse and extensive portfolio of Rums ranging from their flavored and blanco Spirits to their seasoned añejo expressions.
1.5 oz. Kirk & Sweeney 18 Reserva
.25 oz. Tempus Fugit Créme de Cacao
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients into mixing glass. Stir and strain into rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with grated nutmeg and burn the oils of an orange twist over cocktail.
96 points -Tasting Panel Magazine, June 2015
5 stars, highest recommendation -F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, Sept. 2015
93 points -Wine Enthusiast, June 2017
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.
Expert blending comes to life with the first taste, revealing a deep vanilla flavor, followed by dried fruits, nutmeg, cinnamon spices and a hint of oak.
Immensely smooth all the way through, this rum unwinds with a gently wavering sensation of oak, sherry and raisin.