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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.
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.
This is pretty much my favorite rum when I want to spend some money. There’s no added sugar so it’s not syrupy. The balance of flavor and aroma are perfectly balanced. I think this is a good age for any rum. I find once they get older they all start tasting like a sugary sweet mess.
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this rum. I don't have anything wonderful to say about it either. If you've had any of the younger Flor de Cana's, imagine somethings that just feels older and overall better, and that is exactly what you get. This rum bothers me a little though, because it is really good, but it doesn't actually do anything. It's great and boring. I had it just three days ago, and all I can remember is that I really liked it; but no specifics of any kind...
I was walking through the E terminal of the Atlanta airport and they were offering samples.
This is a ice smooth dipping rum
This is a lovely rum, distinguished by its sweet molasses nose. Don't let that fool you, though. The taste is dry and buttery.
El problema es que aunque más suave que el 12 años y con más dulzor ni es lo bastante suave ni tiene el carácter que me gusta y si no recuerdo mal la última botella que compre en su estuche me salió en treinta y tantos €.....A mi parecer los tengo más de mi agrado por menos dinero.
Excellent quality Nicaraguan. Toffee, caramel and red fruits, good sweetness without added sweeteners.
Vey smooth in palate and a lot of aromas in nose... Super rum... TIP: Must try Flor de Caña 25 yrs!
Great rum to drink neat. Nice finish. Has a smooth finish.
Got this for drinking a 150 rum in the Kill Devil Explorers Club. One of my favorites. Sweet, toffee just the right amount of heat.
I love the Flor de Cana line of rums and the 18 year is exceptionally good.
For you rum lovers, you won't be disappointed. No harsh flavor with limited heat going down.
Complex characteristics with a nice contrast of Oakiness and sweetness made for sipping neat.
I would go with Flor de Cana's younger siblings for mixing with a less expensive price tag.
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.
Something to write home to mom about. Arrrrgggg...
...guter Rum auch wenn er nicht zu meinen "alltime favorites" gehört.
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
Tried first the 12 yo which is quite good but this 18 yo is from other level. Not too sweet (just like I like it) balanced and tastes and feels really aged. On top of it, the price is fair.
I have over 125 Rums.
The Flor 12 YO and especially this 18 YO, are in my top ten.
Hope to be able to try and buy the 23 YO.
Guter Geschmack, eher fruchtig aber alles in allem etwas wenig.
After trying the 7 year and determining it could only be a mixer with coke, tried this at my local Brazilian Steakhouse and I was impressed.
Great rum. One of my favorites. Very clean and smooth but not much character
Aroma of oak, leather and just a touch of sweetness in the alcohol nose. Fairly dry with just a hint of sweetnes upfront. Finishes dry and oaky. Firm oak with hints of char and vanilla. Warming approaching hot but not unpleasant. Long numbing finish. A little breathing really opens this one up. As it sits more comes out. Second tasting is even better. If you like sweet then this may not be for you as it's pretty dry and oaky. Good sipper, some bourbon-like hints. I like it more each time I have it.
I like this rum very much.
It's has gentle sweetness with vanilla caramel and chocolate flavor coverd by nuts oil.
Very smooth and rich, and creamy.
Really enjoyed this one a lot. Had a lot of molasses caramel flavors with a hint of sweetness like a banana almost. Had a harsh hit at first, not too harsh though, but it fades fast into a smooth mix of other flavors I'm not sure I'm experienced enough to even pick out.
I'd definitely get this one again. Great all by itself and occasionally maybe an ice cube or two to get a little chill to it.
Some what bitter molasses/vanilla notes with slight burn. OAK. I prefer Zara Master 21 for my middle of the taste road rum.