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I was interested in trying this because it had a score of 9 (as of this review) and only cost 10.99 (K&L Wines 2016). I tried this side by side with the Flor de Cana 18, and it came very close. However, I'm not a huge fan of the Flor de Cana rums.
Relatively dry, with notes of spice, oak, almond, and caramel. Not bad for the money, but certainly not a 9 in my opinion.
I killed about 3 of these bottles during my trip to Mexico at an all-inclusive. They had some good quality rums and they didn't skimp on drinks
For a 4 year old rum it is good. I like the 12 year rum they offer a lot better.
It can be had for $14 in Wisconsin, and so I use it for fruit maceration and blends to a great effect. The Creme De Bananes I make with this is particularly good... the dryness from the rum opens up toasty and deep banana flavors that are otherwise lost when steeping with a sweeter rum. For the simple mixer, clementine juice is a great pairing.
Nice for mixing or sipping.. enjoyed this one.. not bad for the price...
For roughly $23 for a 1L you get one amazing rum. Good on it's own, the rocks, or with Cola. Mild smell, mild but good taste. Simply delicious.
This rum has a beautiful dark golden colour and a nice mild (not harsh) smell. The flavour is rich, with sweet and smoky tones. Makes an excellent rum and coke!
A good tasting rum great value for the price goes well with cola
I’m not gonna review every flor de Cana. All I can say is I spent 4 very drunk weeks in Nicaragua
I had this as a Daquiri. It was average. Nothing really bad, but nothing really stood out either.
To be fair, I need to try one that is aged a bit more, I like it mixed more than straight. Solids, gotta try the older and more refined rum from them.
haben wir in costa rica immer getrunken kommt zwar nicht von dort aber wird überall angeboten! schmeckt super mit cola;) ist ein rum zum mixen für mich. sogar in thailand im mariott haben sie den angeboten für ihre cocktails!
für mich stimmt die preisleistung!
Good taste and worth value. Excellent color and taste as well. Highly recommended.
Lovely smooth easy drinking rum without any harshness in the aftertaste. Mixed with cola it always brings a smile
I used to be a captains drinker and after trying this I am a 4 year Flor De Cana and coke drinker. Best tasting rum and coke I have ever tried.
As a fan of Flor de Cana 7, I was hoping to get 90% of that jewel for 60% of the cost, but alas, another failed attempt at bargain hunting. The Anejo Oro 4-yr just doesn't deserve the "vintage" appellation. It's much too young to sip it neat. There is a hint of spicy sweetness at the outset, but it's elusive to perceive and noting it may depend on one's frame of mind. For a liquor drinker on a budget, however, it's more entertaining to the palate than cheap vodka.
Good and oaky-like taste. Add couple drops of angostura for better result. Good price-quality relation.
Bon rhum, bon prix. La première fois que j'ai goûté ce rhum était au Nicaragua, une belle découverte.
I’m giving it an 8 only if I were to compare it to rums of a similar like. Most of the rums I have rated on this site are aged many years, however this rum has an outstanding capability to mix with other juicies, sodas, self-made syrups, among others. It turns your cocktail to the sweet side but it will keep its distinctiveness.
I learned to love/hate this stuff in the dive bars of Utila back in the day. A true pirate rum to fuel the party on the edge of the Caribbean. Still a good choice as a basic mixing rum.
Can't taste much oak. Lite burn. Get a lot of bananas, orange, orange rine, vanilla and cinnamon.
Okay to use as a lightly aged rum in mixed drinks and if you want to sip something smooth. Budget friendly (30 US for a handle).
When in Riviera Maya, FdC is a major a major brand offered by 4-5 star all-inclusives. FdC 7 is awesome as a go to, daily favorite. FdC 12-year is “so choice” when offered at 5 star all-inclusive (way too rich for my real world budget). FdC 4, while a great value, does not stand up to other mid-level rums, or its older brothers. Therefore, step up to FdC 7 or move to other brands.
This is the entry level rum from Flor de Cana and I have always raved about it's 7 year old big brother as being such a great value. Well this one is $16 per bottle and $6 cheaper. I once had a man in the supermarket ask which one he should get and I told him that the 7 year old was worth the few extra bucks. He must have been broke because he bought this one instead. At any rate, I also don't regret buying this one again. The aroma has no alcohol burn and mellow sweet wood greets the palate. The slight burn going down the pipe is what makes this one different from the 7 year old. It can be sipped neat, but is not really complex enough. Drink it on the rocks or in any favorite mixed drink. At this price, one will never feel guilty about drinking too much. As an added bonus, there is no added sugar, which means no hangover.
On first taste the rum is quite smooth yet still has a bit of heat to it. The initial body is quite light and slightly watery. There is little flavour retention. I get hints of vanilla, sugar cane, caramel, and earthy wood similar to mulch. These quickly dissipate leaving a slightly dull aftertaste. This rum could be mixed or sipped neat and is quite OK for an entry level drinker. 7/10
It may have been lingering effects of having the 25 year old before it, but this was surprisingly sippable. I was told that this is the rum they drink in the Nicaraguan cigar factories. Lightly colored and just a hint of sweetness. It paired wonderfully with my Perdomo, like they were made for each other. When I think rum this is what I envision. This is a blue collar rum, and there ain't nothing wrong with that.