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Flor de Caña 18-Year Centenario Gold Rum is produced in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. The rum is crafted using column stills and is then aged for 18 years.
The 18-year variety is the oldest rum produced by Flor de Caña, a brand owned by Grupo Pellas and founded in 1890 Francisco Alfredo Pellas. A 5th generatino Pellas family member still runs the company today.
Ron Flor de Caña 18 Centenario Legacy Edition I
Very excited to hear the cork pop on this one!
On the nose: molasses, tropical fruit, maple and alcohol
First sip: wow! Super smooth right out of the bottle on the tongue. I get cherry, maple, dried fruit and oak.
Long smooth burn after the finish with the flavors never quitting on you.
Not the most complex sipper of all time but that doesn't stop me from loving everything about this dram. Wow is this stuff good!
Na zdrowie! 🥃🥃✌
Great rum. One of my favorites. Very clean and smooth but not much character
The Flor de canas are a bit sharp in the flavour, but pure and good.
This one is more round in the flavours though.
Strong rum, both in flavor and strength. Great with a cigar!
This was just ... okay. Found the 12 yr old much more to my liking. Expected more and came away disappointed that it didn’t distinguish itself more from its younger brother.
Earthiness and fruit of the 12y turns into more woody notes and raisins, and almost blends together into praline aroma, but don't worry, it is without any noticeable additives. It is also dry like all of its range.
Es el primer ron Premium que probé en mi vida y le tengo un cariño especial. Por mucho tiempo pensaba que era el mejor que existe. No está mal, pero hay muchos rones 18 años que son mejores. Algo aburrido en color, nariz y boca. Un flor de Caña 7 años es incluso maa interesante.
Nice bottle, but for an aged rum I was expecting more depth.
Once poured in the glass, alcohol "hits" back surprisingly hard, for my taste, in the first place.
Even after allowing it to "breath" for a while presence of oak dominates, eliminating all other scents. Combined with it's "dry" character, the overall outcome can be characterized as quite indifferent...
Such a pity, expected so much more... Maybe the bottle is too impressive!
For an 18 year old rum, I was expecting more. I like my rum neat, and well... although I have just got into my first bottle... it is not something I'm going goo goo for. It's is ok out of the gate... goes down with a bit too much burn for it's age and doesn't finish all that well... for my liking. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to give it away... but when it's done, I won't be rushing out to get stocked up. I'll be fair, give it time and change my review if it grows on me. For now, a solid 6.
Flor de Caña Centenario 18 års er lidt skarp i smagen.
...but not my kind of rum. Cannot really put my finger on it... Perhaps I should give this rum one more chance..?
Not so nice nose of alcohol and "white spirit" which actually makes it pretty bad.
But the mouth is completely different
Very strong and long finish. Clay. Tourbe and smokey.
To much smokey dry oak and alcohol taste. Not that sweet and short finnish as the flavours disappears to fast.
Guter Geschmack, eher fruchtig aber alles in allem etwas wenig.
Je m'attendais a beaucoup mieux avec un 18 ans, peu de longueur en bouche.
le final est mieux que sur le 12 ans, mais quand même trop sec et "raide" pour moi.
It is a little bit too strong for a 18 years one, nice in the nose but the alcohol taste is too big for me, not really smooth.
Admittedly a little disappointed in this one. Not bad once it opens up for about 15min but, with all of the other choices available, I just don’t find myself reaching for this bottle very often.
Having read other reviews I was excited to try this. My first impression was heavy alcohol vapours, so let it rest for a while to see if that improved things.
It got better with time, but never won me over. A little too heavy on the oak for me, albeit a smooth drinker.
Fruity taste, alcohol odour both on nose and the palate. Workers in the distillery were literally dying to give you this product (apparently with some kind of a kidney disease). But still... Its OK at best.
I drink rum straight up and this one was pretty hard to drink at first. I opened the bottle last night and was ready to give it a 4. Today I decided to give it another chance and have drank about a 3rd of the bottle. It has mellowed out since last night but it still has the most intense lingering alcohol vapor in your sinuses of all the aged rums I've tried that are 40% and has almost no seeetness. I gave some to my friend who is a bartender and didn't tell him what it was and he thought it was whisky confirming my thoughts about it. It's smoother than a 25 dollar bottle of whisky but definitely doesn't taste like what I want out of a rum, especially at $50 bucks. I will finish the bottle. It won't be buying it again.
Compared 18 yr vs 12 yr. Both smell extremely similar, the 12 tastes a touch bit sweeter and is slightly more rough, the 18 tastes a little bit more buttery and slightly more smooth but they are very close. I like the 18 better than the 12. I like diplomatico exclusiva better than both.