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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.
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.
Bit to dry for me. Expected more of the 18 years of riping.
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.
To much smokey dry oak and alcohol taste. Not that sweet and short finnish as the flavours disappears to fast.
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.
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"
Guter Geschmack, eher fruchtig aber alles in allem etwas wenig.
Ikke så kraftig duft, måske lidt fad og karamel. Meget smag af fad, hvor man efter et par tåre får smag af lidt karamel. Ikke super interessant eftersmag. Ikke en dårlig rom, men heller ikke en, der skal have plads i barskabet. Virker som en dyrere udgave af Barcelo imperial.
Od tohohle rumu jsem čekal hodně. První 18-ti letý rum, krásná láhev...no a pak to pití. Nebylo to špatné ale čekal jsem něco víc.
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.
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
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!
This one was a little to dry for my taste.
Is it me or does it taste a little coco nutty?
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.
Too thin for it's age
Nice sipping rum but there are much better for the price.
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."
Nice bottle, but for an aged rum I was expecting more depth.
Nice on the nose. Vanilla, butterscotch. Not a lot on flavor. Very dry.
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
I like it. Very smooth sipping rum. I put one ice cube in here and it's delicious.
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.