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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.
Up to the point of trying the FDC 12, my rum purchases had mostly been sweeter rums. So upon first taste, this tasted a bit thin and dry. Many positive reviews encouraged me to be patient, so I did and that patience was rewarded. I've come to enjoy this one and actually find myself thinking of bourbon occasionally as I sip. After having taken a breather from my sweeter rums to get acclimated with the FDC 12, I decided to try the Plantation XO again recently. I couldn't believe how sweet the Plantation tasted! Still love the Plantation but the two rums couldn't be more different. Variety is the spice of life!
adorable with a bite of chocolate... and even if you dont have chocolate :o)
Très doux et bien balancé.
Really smooth and well balanced.
Not a bad rum if you like whisky, but not for me ultimately. The good: cheap, some character up front, smooth finish. The bad: not much in the way of flavor, at least not for a 12. Defenders will say it's subtle, but I'd say too much so. Also, I found it is oddly similar in taste to Don Q Anejo, not sure why this is, but it is.
First tried this Rum recently and loved it. First few were with Coke but with the 12 and 18 year old, they are perfect straight up
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.
This rum i really dont like, dont know why...it just smells like alcohol
Gemeinsam mit dem Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Years ist der Flor de Cana 12 Years mein absoluter Favorit - als Schul-Note bekommt er von mir eine 1,5. Also besser geht es fast nicht.
I've never been a huge fan of Flor de Caña rums but I got this as a gift, and I'm VERY surprised of HOW good it is. Very soft flavor, not so sweet, with soft woody notes.
Only nice with coca cola. Not nice to drink neat. I prefer more sweetness
It is an acceptable sipping rum although not first rate. Enjoyable but hasn't got the depth of some higher quality rums.
Decent rum, nice bottle. Good enough to drink neat or on the rock.
La última botella que compre me costó 14€ y era muy interesante la acompañaba un librito de poesía y un estuche muy majo.......pero como ron es bueno ya que tiene ese golpe fuerte del ron pero no el dulzor que busco y hay otros mejores por ese precio.
Flor de Cana 12-Year rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide