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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.
Nachdem ich den 12yo versucht hatte (mit eher enttäuschendem Ergebnis) habe ich nun endluch den 18yo versucht - und meine damalige Hoffnung wurde leider nicht erfüllt. Der Rum hat eine sehr schöne Farbe und einen angenehmen (holzigen) Geruch. Geschmacklich ist er jedoch keine Offenbarung: wenig bis keine Süsse und Frucht, würzig und holzig dabei aber angenehm mild. Leider ist es mir anders rum lieber. Erinnert etwas an Bourbon.
a good rum but nothing stands out for me in this one
I've seen the same review at least twice here, but I feel the same way about this rum, so I'll quote it:
"An okay sipping rum as long as you let it breathe. Not the best flavor at first but decent vanilla, oak and toffee flavors aftertaste and finish."
Reasonably complex, but disappointing for the money. The burn is long lasting and offputting for an 18 year variety. I enjoy the 5 and 12 almost as much. The former is not as complex, but fine overall and affordable. The later is actually preferred to the 18 as it went down smoother.
For this price or less there are way better rums. The nose is pleasant. A bit fruity. The taste is pretty different though. It's dry, a little bit sweet and quite oaky, I guess. Left it in the glass for a while, but that didn't change much. Not my favorite kind of rum.
In the glass you find a medium golden amber rum with light thin legs that quickly descends after you swirl it. The nose is lightly sweet with noticeable oaky zest. The palate is very smooth and dominated by oak. The dominans of wooden flavour almost mascarades the frail melasse sweetness, and is perhaps just a bit overbearing. It's impressively smooth though and there is no doubt it's a quality product. It just doesn't fit my profile very well.
I like it. Very smooth sipping rum. I put one ice cube in here and it's delicious.
Well I was very excited to buy this bottle but after uncorking it I must say not for me . The oak overtones or whiskey nose as I call it was (is) to much , I let the bottle breath and even put it in a decanter but I can't sip this and mixing doesn't make it better for me but that's what I'll do to get through it
In a rum and coke it is smooth and easy to drink with I must say a dry note in the throat .
I would buy the 12 flor de Cana any day over this one
But to each his own
Too thin for it's age
An okay sipping rum as long as you let it breathe. Not the best flavor at first but decent vanilla, oak and toffee flavors aftertaste and finish. Not recommended for beginners or people that like sweeter rums.
Expected more from a $50 bottle. More bourbon like than rummish, fairly thin, didn't get much caramel, vanilla or typical rich sweetness. Had to try but not again for me
Le 18 comme le 12 ans d'âge sont de bons représentants des rons, mais ne se démarquent pas. Ils manquent de caractère et de longueur !
...expected more of it after reading several reviews...
I am open to all kind of tastes, yet was not convinced by this one. Even the smell was way to alcoholic...even after letting it breath for an hour.
Someday I'll try it mixed with coke...but a straight sipper?!...no thanks.
Цвет - Чёрный чай.
Аромат - Довольно сдержанный, пряная древесина, тростник, травяные нотки, мята, эвкалипт, индийские благовония.
Вкус - Много дерева, умеренной сладости, орехи, капучино, тростник.
Послевкусие - Продолжение вкуса, слегка вяжущее.
Вывод - Намного лучше 12-летки, уже не коктейльный/закусочный вариант, вполне идёт в чистом виде, но весьма простенько, без претензий
Tja - det er en rom - men det er ikke Whau oplevelsen der kommer springende ud af flasken. Dufter fint men smagen er nok en "smagssag"
Good colour, smell was good, little dry, caramel, fruits, but almost no afterburn and no taste remaining. Glad to test it but this will not be my favourite
On sent trop l'alcool ça attaque le nez. Néanmoins parfumé et convenable pour boir au quotidien. Encore un très bon rhum pour les loups de mers.
I tried in Nicaragua all of Flor de Canas. If you want to compare 7, 12 and 18 YO you can see difference with colour and nose. But taste...that's for me surprise...sooo little difference even between 7 and 18?
I don't know what thet do wrong....but something goes wrong there. Noth worth to pay that price.
Seeing as this is pretty expensive where I live, and the ratings it has, I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately it let me down. Very dry, lots of burn. Just not that exciting. I wouldn't buy it again.
Well after spending $50 I would expect to get something that is at a +7, this one across the board was tough to drink at first but has one some favor with me as i have consumed more of it. The alcohol and esters overwhelmed the flavors at first but let her mellow and it does just that. Over it .....is 18years old and i do not believe it has been adulterated so truth be known it is a real rum as it most likely should taste. Revisit just had some of this rum it oxidized in the bottle absolute crap and I treat my rum with Tinder gloves crap crap crap just go to the local Cesspool for some more of this stuff
For an aged rum, it still remains a bit of the hay taste of typical agricultural rums. Not to my liking. The bottle is classy.
I much prefer the 12 year. The 6 years difference seemed to make the interesting notes of the year vanish.
Un ron con muy buena apariencia en su color pero de un aroma fuerte, no refleja los sabores que se obtienen en buenas barricas durante su añejamiento.
Una decepción para una tan buena marca
I recently found that I enjoy the Gran Reserve 7 year. Its great for the price, which also makes it REAL easy to share.
"Here you go, greedy mooching cousin, have some more".
So because the 7y was decent, I thought, why not try a bottle of something that should be WAY smoother.
UMMmmmm, I'm going back to the 7year for sure.