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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.
Great depths in colors with an oaky / spicy after burn! Enjoy neat and maximize your rum experience!
...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.
This is not the best from Flor de Caña. It's too sweet. Won't buy a new bottle, but I will enjoy the rest of the bottle.
From the classy bootle, to its golden colour this is a “sippers delight”. Super smooth, vanilla, caramel, oak, a gentle burn , what’s not to like.
Reasonably priced, which should put it on most serious rum drinkers shelf’s. Definitely a rum to savour.
The aroma is deep and pleasing with just a bite at the back of your throat sitting the stage for a most enjoyable sip. Complex yet smooth this is a great sipper where the taste lingers in a pleasant way. This one stays in my stocking bar.
This is a rum that tastes better if it sits for a couple minutes. Smooth and easy sipping rum
A solid sipper, but bit raw and needs ice. Too thick to my taste.
Agréablement surpris par ce rhum.
Bon rapport qualité prix
Amazing product from Flor de Cana. This rum is very dry, well balanced and a bit spicy. Great sipping rum 9/10
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.
The nose isn’t too harsh & after 2 sips notes of toffee, caramel & silky finish never disappoints. Would have it in a daquiri or even a mai tai but preferred is probably neat.
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.
I have been a fan of Flor de Cana for many years, however I had not previously tried their well aged products.
The presentation is very refined; the bottle is impressive, but not over stated, and the label is relatively simple, yet it provides all of the required information.
The pour is pretty much as it appears in the bottle, having a deep amber tone.
The nose is quite mellow and is not over powered by alcohol.
There was nothing particularly wrong with the first taste, it was just a bit disappointing because of the limited flavor palette. I sensed only molasses and oak.
The swallow left a light, lingering alcohol burn in the back of the throat.
Having read that this rum should be allowed to sit for 5 minutes and swirled in the interim, I did so.
This made no difference to the nose, however there did seem to be a mild increase in the flavour expression.
Overall this rum is smooth enough and easy to drink, however the limited flavour palette was a real disappointment. Given how good the less mature Flor de Cana rums are I was expecting more. At this point I think that I will be sticking with Gran Reserve 7 as the premium Flor de Cana in my liquor cabinet.