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A sugar-free 25-year old, ultra premium rum that is sustainably produced (Carbon Neutral & Fair Trade certified). From a 5th generation family estate, it is naturally aged without artificial ingredients, distilled 100% with renewable energy and KOSHER certified. A full-bodied rum with a long and smooth finish that lingers in the palate. Best enjoyed neat or on a rock, and paired with 70% cocoa chocolate.
Now this is some good stuff
I used to be a scotch drinker and after trying this I am a 25 year Flor De Cana drinker. Best tasting aged spirit I have ever tried.
If you bought the 18 year, it has the same level of quality. It's definitely overpriced. It has an overly alcoholic quality that a rum of this price shouldnt have. Dont waste your time.
I really enjoyed this rum and it's definitely a great sipper. That said, I think it's a little overpriced since the 25 year old is often debatable.
On the nose you get chocolate, cinnamon and some dried fruit. The first taste goes down very easy with hints of vanilla and more chocolate with a little pepper as well.
Very tasty and would drink it again if more reasonable with the cost.
I picked this bottle up a few years back and when I first opened up the bottle I was very impressed.
The bottle and the packaging make you feel like a cocaine baron opening some secret South American boss rum.
In saying that, once you pour it, the first thing your gonna notice is the whiff cause its a bloody strong smelling rum. Like I won't say its a bad rum, its definitely not, but equally, its not a bad idea to pour it from the bottle and like leave it for an hour before consuming. It's a very smooth rum but you know its boozy when it goes down your throat and it kind of feels like "a mans rum" in that sense. Strong flavour, long long aftertaste and quite smooth.
At the price point, it is definitely on the step end of what I think you can get in comparison for the money but I would also be lying if I said this wasn't worth the try at least once. Give it a go, once the bottle is mostly empty and the rum has had some time to breathe, it becomes a bit tamer and quite delicious. The price point is on the steeper end I think for what your getting but don't be mistake by my winging, it is a premium level rum.
This was a very expensive rum 25 year old for my 25th anniversary. Also having Facundo Exquisito, and Diplimatico SVTG 2004 same trip. Diplomatically was the most expensive by long was and least favorite. Very smooth, no alcohol burn, but no depth. Nothing to get excited about here unless you like fancy packaging. Save your money.
Time has come to open one of my two bottles of Flor de Cana 25 rum. This rum sells for $162 CAD in my area compared to $65 CAD for FdC18. As a result I expected an improvement over the FdC18, which I really enjoy.
The packaging is definitely first class and suggests this is a quality rum. In the glass the mahogany colour is inviting, on the nose I can detect oak (although not as prominent as the Mount Gay 1703 Master Select rum or the MGXO), vanilla, caramel and banana. My first sip confirmed my fears, this could have been an excellent rum but the unnecessary addition of 15 g/L ruined it for me.
Those who enjoy sweeter rums will enjoy this one but I feel duped for the price I paid for this sugary rum.
I decided to sample FdC25 side by side with FdC18 to compare and verify my initial evaluation and sadly came to the conclusion that FdC18 is better than the expensive FdC25. I cannot understand why the FdC lineup consists of “dry” rums, with the exception of the FdC25 which is laced with 15 g/L of added sugar. I likely would have scored this rum quite high (possibly a 10) had it been unadulterated. I am not wondering if FdC25 is not similarly in age as the FdC18 with sugar added to change the taste ans ask 3 times the money.
I feel cheated!
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