Since Father’s Day is fast approaching, the co-founder of Caskers has decided to share his thoughts on the perfect additions to your dad’s liquor cabinet. We’ll bring you his picks one-by-one, as well as his reasoning behind them. Today’s gift idea –
IF YOUR FATHER IS A PIRATE (OR WISHES HE WAS)
Steve says, “One, get him this rum. Two, don’t tell him where you got this rum. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Kirk and Sweeney earned its name from a wooden schooner best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the United States during Prohibition. While today’s imports are legal, they are no less desirable. This 12 year old spirit is aged in oak casks and scored 95 points from Wine Enthusiast[, which also named it a Best Buy].”
Tasting Notes: Aroma of earthy sugar cane and vanilla. The initial flavors of sweet nectar and honey give way to notes of oak and toffee. The finish, which is bold and ripe, ends with a smooth vanilla kick.
Awards & Accolades:
Top 50 Spirits of 2013
One of the Best New Rums of 2013