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Flor de Caña Centenario 12-Year rum is distilled in a continuous column still process, then rests for 12 years in small American white oak barrels that previously held whiskey and bourbon.
Flor de Caña was founded in 1890 by Francisco Alfredo Pellas at the San Antonio Sugar Mill, in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. The company remains headed by the Pellas family to this day and harvests the molasses and sugarcane used to create their rum from fields adjacent to the distillery in Chichigalpa.
Some Rums are cloyingly sweet, too sweet in my opinion. I love the flavors of a good rum, it can taste like whiskey or bourbon only better (in my opinion). I've gotten older (in my 50s now) and the excessive sweetness of rum has started to bother me.
Flor de Cana 12 has all the flavour, subtle spice and smoothness of good rum without that over the top sweetness. Don't even get me started on Appleton.... ugghhh.
Flor de Cana 12 has flavour, is clean and smooth, great for sipping and mixes well.
Very solid rum at its price range. On the nose typical smell of sugar cane, caramel and oak. In the mouth very good balance of caramel, honey, nougat, oak and little bit of fruit. Rum is smooth with little bit harsh at the end. Nice suprise.
Doesn’t hang in your mouth for auch a Long time. But good rum
This rum would qualify as a “true” premium rum, but there are a lot of them that are better. I tried this on a recommendation from Total Wine. Got it home and was disappointed. It could not stand side-by-side with my favorite rums.
It’s sugar water aged in oak barrels. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great baseline but I would prefer something with more complexity to it. Faint smell of wood before the alcohol takes over. Taste is similar, the woody flavour lingers and lasts through a bit of a bite from the alcohol. Definitely not as sweet as some other rums around this price point ($40 CAD), but it’s great to compare and taste the difference of sweetness for yourself. As far as drinkability, it is solid but perhaps the 18 will deliver a more exciting punch.
I like mixing and sipping the 18 so I was looking forward to trying this. The nose is a bit sharp and as a sipper there is to much bite. As a mixer it is nice with ginger ale, and citrus cutting the edge. With coke it carries well but prefer the citrus, bringing about the individual tastes in the rum. Overall this is nice but no depth for a mid-prices rum, will not be stocking once I use this up.
Bit too much of alcohol taste, otherwise pleasant aroma and after taste.
Rum lacked flavour or complexity. Seemed sharp and acerbic.
This is initially a little harsh on the tongue, but it soon mellows into smokey, woody flavours as the burn fades. Not at all sweet, almost like an Islay malt on the palate. Tasty.
Ya con un lindo color y un sabor aceptable pero quema un poco!!! Aún así, sabe bien solo con hielo y agua tónica.
This rum is a great rum from the minute i opened it. Carmel in coller and tast. I will be adding to this as i tast more.
Muy bueno para tomarlo puro, sabor fuerte, buen color y aroma. Muy buen precio para su edad.
Hatte mir viel mehr von dem Flor de Cana 12 Years versprochen. Dieser war sehr gewöhnlich für das Alter.
Honest dry rum with light burn and honest rum flavor
Seemed dominated by alcohol, could have been good based on underlying flavours - but ultimately disappointing for the money...
My favorite that I have tried of the Flor de Canas so far. Really good with a splash of coke and bitters.
And that is fine with me. A bit of vanilis, blended with some oak. Not too lasting though - pity.
Okey, this rum comes to my market with bold 0 added sugar and "eco" production statements. Cool box, very elegant cork-sealed bottle. So far so good. First taste is shitty, strong alcohol burn, not much else, even though the smell was impressive, but as I give the rum a second and third and subsequent chances, I can taste hints of spices, pepper I guess, some likely natural sweetness and oak, while the rum still packs a nice but this time manageable punch. I am totally willing to sip this, in fact beats plenty of sugar-filled rums! Sadly, I made the mistake of mixing a daiquiri with this, because now I am addicted to it, it is wonderful! Definitely a solid sipper, but an awesome mixing rum!
First time I tried it it was strange taste to something spicy, which was a bit weird. I have tried after and I got a bit used to it, but I prefer other rums for the same price range.
This rum is a decent priced rum in Canada, Ont. that is okay straight, and good on the rocks for those that enjoy more of a Cuban-Dominican Rum. If you want more of a sweet South American rum you will be disappointed. Mixing it will be fine.
Tried FDC 12 years today. Nose only smelled like alcohol. Color is appealing light caramel. Taste is a little woodsy with very little afterburn. Very simple flavor profile. I would drink it if offered to me but would not buy a bottle.
Have read the reviews....you can only use your own judgement ...
Thought I would try as it was on sale ......so, so ..for a 12 year old....my tastes buds wanted more , just a bit more sweetness..like a Eldorado 12.....
Great as a mixer for me ...
A bit expensive for what it is. Probably because of the 12 years storage cost. Not as complex as I would expect for a 12 years rum. Not a bad choice though.
On opening has lovely nose, similar to Abuelo 12 and El Dorado 12, also like both of these a semi sweet finish, drank this neat, nice warmth and depth, not as much as El Dorado but still nice, would have preferred a bit longer finish but overall a nice well rounded mid range rum to be enjoyed neat or mixed, well worth a try.
Flor de Cana 12-Year rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide