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Behind all the fruity/vanilla etc notes I can detect a delicate rancid smell.
This might not be noticeable to drinkers that don't drink this rum neat but believe me this is a low grade rum which I will sadly never invest in again. It is a real shame as it reflects badly on rums de Nicaragua. Sorry but true as far as my delicate taste buds are concerned.
Hefty paint thinner taste washes over the palate. The subtle banana notes typical of a flor de cana are present. Actually quite lovely as an aftertaste. Wouldn't exactly recommend, but will do for an affordable cocktail mixer.
Aroma: alcohol, barrel, tobacco, honey, flowers, vanilla. But the first sharpness spoils the impression.
Taste: enveloping, bitter, not suitable for sipping.
Aftertaste is pleasant even sweet. There is a limitation of the desire to drink a lot - stomach hard from the roughness of rum.
Perhaps the best value out there in a reasonably aged rum for a good price.
Reasonable rum overall. Will work with mixers, or over rocks, etc. Far superior to other options in the same class. Not overly complex, but a rock or two mellow it out and removes any burn. I've had the 7 as well and didn't feel the need to go that route. (albeit not side by side)
The oak is not too overpowering but not my thing. Transitions to some dissapointing molasses very quickly and then gives way to a burn that is not very smooth or eventful
První rum byl odsud poprvé exportován do Venezuely, Kostariky a středoamerických států v roce 1959.
V letech 1963 a 1965 prošel lihovar v Chichigalpě rozsáhlou modernizací. O osm let později byl postaven druhý lihovar a to v Hondurasu. Plantáže a lihovar v Chichigalpě byl kompletně modernizován v roce 1996.
Dnes jsou zde vyráběny skvostné rumy, které ocení jak vyzrálý gurmán, tak i mladí lidé.
It's ok as a mixer and I mean ok at a stretch there is a strong aroma of ethanol and you can feel that I'm the taste whether alone or mixer but it's not as bad as others can be picked up for £15 in supermarkets
This is the best rum I've ever had, my brother brought it back from Niquagua, so so good.
Resonable for that price. I tried almost all from flor de cana...that's the cheapest and worst. But still for that price good to mix with coke.
Was bought as a present, after tasting I don't think I'll bother buying one for myself. Smells of nothing but ethanol and tastes of absolutely nothing as well. All you get is a nasty burn. Somehow manages to make diet coke taste like rola cola. This might be useful in a cocktail with some other strong ingredients but nothing else.
Para el precio resulta un buen ron, sin embargo prefiero comprar el de 4 años que a mí gusto, es mejor. Es levemente dulce y raspa lo normal al pasar. Para tomarlo mezclado.
A ok rum that really makes decent cocktails. Has a bit of a harsh alcohol kick on its own. Makes a perfect Dark n stormy though.
What a disappointment, this Rum has the look but leaves little to be desired. The aroma is extremely alcoholic and the tast confirms this with a lot of heat. Not much in the world taste otherwise. 3/10
My rum tasting began 15 years ago with Flor de Cana 4, 5 and 7 year old bottles purchased from a gas station while road tripping in Central America. Great memories, but the fact is that these are not neat sipping rums. They will however make a very good rum-and-coke, and especially if enjoyed in its natural habitat.
Too much alcohol in both the aroma and the taste to enjoy on its own. I got this at a discount so happy to use as a mixer, I would have been disappointed if I had paid full price.
Honey brown colour; caramel, lavender and orange zest aromas; spice, caramel, and oak flavours. Too much burn for a sipper ,but makes a good rum punch.
Nothing wrong with this one, but I like the older ones better as they have more taste. Not something I reach for to impress someone, but fills the need in a pinch.
Flor de Cana is always a dry rum but this one is insanely dry. The flavours are delightful but the dry edge over sees it all... I like dry rums but this one is even too dry for me .
I thought there would be more. Just need to mix with coke.
This was, handed to me over ice at a party. Back then I generally drank whisky neat and rum with cola. Since my friend was out of mix. I drank it on the rocks and was impressed at its smoothness. This experience has had me start buying aged rums. So far I have bought the El Dorado 12 and the El Dorado 21. Both of which put this to shame. But, it will always hold a special place in my heart for being the rum that first got me into great rums. Now this is my go to mixing rum.
Spend the extra couple dollars and get the seven year
New label for a rm thats been around for a while. Hint of carmel, medium legs, light amber colour. Carried in most BCLCB stores.