26 May Caribbean Rum Tasting on Saturday
Caribbean Rum Tasting
Kirk and Sweeney was a wooden schooner, best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the Northeast during the early years of Prohibition. In 1924, it was seized off the coast of New York with a massive amount of rum aboard. The schooner was subsequently re-named “Chase” and pressed into duty as a Coast Guard trainer, serving until the late 1940’s when it was retired and salvaged.
Being a traditional Caribbean rum (from the Dominican Republic), Kirk and Sweeney is made with sugar cane, which along with some other trade secrets, yields a distinct and subtle sweet, vanilla oak taste.
Come to The Merch this Saturday to sample the 18 and 23 year expressions of this delicious spirit. They’re fantastic as sippers or are terrific with a splash of freshly squeezed lime juice and your favorite ginger beer to make the perfect Dark and Stormy cocktail.