As the store pick movement extends into categories beyond whiskey, 3 Badge Beverage Corporation has announced the launch of its Kirk and Sweeney Gran Reserva Superior Rum barrel program.
This program offers opportunity for trade buyers to taste Kirk and Sweeney Gran Reserva Superior Rum samples finished in a variety of cask influences — including, but not limited to, bourbon, sauternes and sherry barrels. Trade accounts can then select a custom barrel-finished product for their customers.
“We are thrilled to launch this barrel program for Kirk and Sweeney, considering it is our largest global brand,” says August Sebastiani, President of 3 Badge Beverage Corporation. “This program reflects the adventurous spirit of this label, as well as our commitment to keeping up with demand, all while still offering the ultra-premium, handcrafted Dominican rum our clients and consumers have come to expect.”
Each bottle features a limited-edition gold neck made of metal that displays “Single Barrel” for differentiation from the existing Gran Reserva Superior offering. A custom-printed tag that includes the barrel type, finish time, bottle number, and account name is also included with each purchased bottle. Additionally, each account will receive the barrel head from the barrel selection.
Barrels will be offered on limited availability.
Kirk and Sweeney is made in the Dominican Republic. The distilled rum goes into a variety of American and French oak barrels. The final blend for Kirk and Sweeney Gran Reserva Superior ages on average between 6 and 25 years. The secondary barrel finish time will vary in length.
Kirk and Sweeney is named after a wooden schooner, known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the Northeast during the early years of Prohibition, the company says.