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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.
i smell banana, vanilla, some smoke and dry fruit. oak.
i taste fruity notes, elements of chocolate and raisins. vanilla and caramel. banana. bitter notes. smoke. pepper. ginger. light body, full of flavor.
9/10 - drop 5 points, if you like it sweet.
a good rum. no special taste, this rum show how rum tastes in a classic way. round, light and not overwhelming. still a bit expensive.
Nice sipper. Well done and smooth. Best grab a friend and sip over the evening conversation. I believe this is the best of Flor de Cana.
Una verdadera delicia de Ron. Quizás el precio es lo peor que tenga.
This feels and tastes like a true handmade rum. No added sugar or fancy tricks. Is it that much better than the 18-year old to justify the jump in price? Probably not to most people. And having grown fond of cask strength rums, I would spend my money on something else now. Still it is a bottle I am very happy to have in my collection.
I have never smelled a run with so much brown sugar. It's light in the mouth with a decent medium kick of spice. Lingering finish is nice. I expected a few more unique flavors to shine through for 25 years, but no doubt it's smooth and well balanced. The 'pro' raters may be slightly disappointed, but most would consider this a classy, high end rum.
From the moment you smell this rum to the moment it hits your tongue, it is pure pleasure. Smoother than anything I've tasted you wouldn't dare mix this or put it on the rocks. Simply enjoy the taste. All of it.
Vanilla, caramel and cocoa undertones with a smooth and buttery finish.
This is simply a delight! Could easily drink the bottle straight and neat until it was gone. A light sweetness, Carmel is the stronger but still mellow note. A brief oakeness and a very faint nutty hint. Well worth the 140$ spent between three compadres! Strongly enjoy this rum!
Top-notch flavors, beautiful color and aroma, smooth and naturally sweet. What's not to love in a rum this good? It's not just twice as good as the 12yo, it's much better in every way. A delicious and warming pleasure.
Almost perfection. Great notes of caramel and smooth finish.
Among the smoothest and most delicate old rum, a fantastic finish, I would rate it 8.5 as it misses a bit of character to deserve a 9-10
Flor de Cana 12 got me into good aged rums and led me to this 25 year, which is my opinion of perfection. I am still new to the descriptions, so I'll do my best. It is a smooth rich rum. If full bodied is appropriate, that is what it is. When you pour it, you can tell it has more body to it than most. I taste the hints of charred oak burboun barrels. It sips like a fine burboun but sweeter and smoother with no aftertaste. I like it over a few cubes of ice. For me there is no equal to this rum.
This rum smells and tastes of oak, caramel, light vanilla and cacoa. Not as sweet or smooth as I'd like, but sill good. Over priced for what it is ($159.99 at BevMo! 2015) though my rating doesn't factor in the price.
I have to underline the fairly nice taste of wood and caramel. Both are very well mixed and the blend is smooth.
Amazing product; hard to find any flaws with it.
I would drink this everyday if it wasn't for the hefty price.