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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.
A nice aroma and colour in the glass , a little astringent at first but settles down quickly into a very well made rum with just the right amount of sweetness in it. Nice exit with no real burn , enjoyable. Also makes a good mixer.
Would like to try the 18 or 25.
Smooth finish, sharp aroma. Good on the rocks, which I prefer, no need for a mixer. Distinct flavor but I can't quite place it.
I bought it in the rectangle bottle like the 25Y.. fantastic looking bottle, an ornament to any home display rack..
beautiful caramel colored rum, very good taste and aromas, logically priced.. a quality all rounder rum for everyday sipping or mixing..
O alegere buna la un pret rezonabil. Fara pretentii dar cu note persistente.
Finally talked my Elks bar into getting some sipping rum. The only one our distributer had was this. Very mild aroma. Very smooth, little or no afterburn. Aroma and taste is mild floral. Worth a try.
Really good, nice color, wonderful aroma and rich taste. Definitely worth having a bottle.
I'm not so experience with rum but compared to other rums that I tasted its to "edgy" for me.
This 12 years old taste allmost same than 7 years old. 5 years more make no difference. Good taste but thin and short.
À venir prochainement..............................
The bottle contained a plastic top. Disappointment soon after opening. Rum itself but pleasantly surprised
12 y.o., box, square bottle, natural cork........
The aroma is weak, excessive alcohol content, bitterness .....
Although there is a wonderful tactile softness.
Open bottle breathed and bouquet revealed.
And after another two weeks i remembered Bacardi Oakheart. Something wrong with this rum.
6 points for the rum + 1 point for pack and name.
Very intersting. very strong smell of vanilla . Smooth, elegant and perfect finish.
You should try it.
For the reputation of the brand, it fell quite a bit short for me. A good rum nevertheless, but I had higher expectations.
My girlfriend and I agree on most rums but we are perpetually divided when it comes to the FdC 12. She hates it, I adore it. Almost as much as the FdC 18. Beware though, this has a completely different flavour profile compared to other FdC rums. It's sharpish and spicy, zingy almost. You get an oakyness with lots of citrus and most of all orange peel. It not so sweet and maybe a bit harsh for some. I find it very refreshing though. It might take some getting used to, but this rum becomes more interesting everytime time you drink it.
The title says it all about this rum. I would not rank it among my top sipping rums (12 yr. Old +) or even higher than Captain Morgan Private Stock. It makes a pretty good mixing rum adding nice flavor.
Se tiene que mezclar aún que en un 18 años no tendría que ser pero para el costo
Un good rum with cola but the el dorado 12 is better
I found this go excellent in a rum Manhattan. Not as sweet as some.
Decent on ice lovely to sip....very nice to sip over an evening
Both the package and bottle look very classy, and the smell was quite nice too. I would almost describe the taste as ordinary, a bit on the safe side. There's some sweetness, maybe even bittersweet, but none of the flavours really stands out... The finish is quite nice, but could've lasted longer. Nope, not the drink for me, however, my wife likes it quite a bit. Then again, we both prefer the Appleton 12.
Ingen dålig rom men ingen för mig men med cola är den god
My love of El Dorado may be tainting my view here. Someone else described it as "astringent" at first. This seems bang on. Once it had a chance to settle, it mellowed out a bit, however I didn't find much character for a 12 year old. Had it neat with a drop of water. I may add an ice cube to make next glass.
Velice zajímavý rum, určitě mohu doporučit. Zvláštní kombinace jemné kořeněné chuti a máslového ocasu. Zatím jsem žádný podobný rum nepil.
I bought this just by chance at an airport. Didn't expect much of it since it was fairly cheap and reviews seemed OK. I poured me a small glass and stuck my nose in it to notice a fairly nice but typical scent of caramel. First sip and BAM! What was that? A very rich taste of vanilla and coconut (!), followed by tobacco? Caramel, or is it butterscotch? Very interesting. And a long tail of balanced sweetness and fruits follow. Though the initial reaction it isn't heavy in any way, quite balanced and light in it's flavor. Very smooth. Loved it, but it isn't my favorite. More of an interesting encounter, and something really unexpected. I would be interested to find any of the more matured versions of it.
Flor de Cana 12-Year rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide