Vanilla and caramel are just a couple of the flavors that come from a great rum.

And those flavors are intensified with a rum like Kirk & Sweeney 23-Year Rum — in large part due to the 23 years it spends inside oak barrels.

The brand was named for a wooden schooner that smuggled rum from the Caribbean to the U.S. during prohibition, and this 23-year-old expression is worth smuggling as many bottles as you can while it’s still available.