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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.
I cannot give this rum more than 6 because it simply is not as good as DR or ED 8YO.
I bought it because of the wonderful flask shaped bottle and low price (20 euro). It had fantastic smell of nougat but thats about when all the great things ceased to flow.
Tastewise the rum offers you nuts, possibly walnuts and off course some nougat. But that is all. Nothing more.
It is too boozy so not much on the soft side with this rum. I think finished the bottle very quickly because I simply did not want to have the bottle on my shelf for too long.
Decent but boring rum which promises more on the nose than it delivers on the palate. For the money it is well worth trying but this is hardly a rebuy.
The first thing I noticed is that this really doesn't have a typical rum aroma in the bottle. Seems a bit stronger and less sweet indicative of a drier rum. Tasting it confirms it. This is definitely a dry rum that has hints of sweetness with some bitters. Some who probably enjoy bourbon would appreciate this as a sipping rum while others, including myself will find this excellent in mixed drinks and colas. A nice rum but seems to be appreciated most by experienced rum connoisseurs.
Not my favorite rum. I like smoother rum than this .Need taste 18 and 25 years.
Lekker zacht,beter dan de 7. Geen heel uitgesproken smaak maar drinkt erg lekker en makkelijk weg.
...macht aber trotzdem grosse Hoffnung auf die älteren Tropfen des Hauses Flor de Cana. Wenn dann auf Eis geniessen.
First rum from this distillery and the alcool is too present, too young. No specific flavor. Short of the finish. Need to test 18y and 25y.
Flor de cana ist nicht mein absoluter Favorit aber mit Eis kann man ihn gut trinken.
The only reason I didn't give it an 8 was because of its lack of depth and complexity. Very smooth, especially with an ice cube, but not a lot of flavor.
was moving a friend and found this in a closet, unopened...no idea how old it is....turned out to be a great find...over ice it has a whiskeyish smoothness ...a good sipper
Overall, pretty good stuff. It's hard to pick up all the scents over that sharp alcohol smell.
This is one I prefer with one small ice cube to open it up a bit.
For 30 bucks a bottle, this is a good value rum.
I had higher expectation considering it is a 12 yr. I like my rum smoother than this one. It also lack some complexity in flavours imo. Overall this is not a bad rum considering its cheap price but for a few more bucks there are better options for me. 6.5/10
Not a bad rum, particularly if you like really smooth rums, but it's almost too smooth. Not much flavor or bite. Not sure I'm putting this one on my go to list.
This is probably the highest rated rum that I would only use as a mixer, no sipping. The sipping quality just isn't there.
For me this was just not a great rum it ok will probably use it in mixed drinks but not for sipping
Manque de finesse, trop sur l'alcool.
peu de longueur en bouche, peu d'arome
un peu déçu finalement, je m'attendais a mieux venant d'un 12 ans
its well balanced rum really nice sipping rum not for mixing( my opinion)
Expanding from the Grand Reserve, this mid-level aged rum offers a little more complexity and richness.
A bit smoother, fuller and complex than his younger 7y brother. Sweet and nice touch of flavour of butter. I like new bottle design. Compared with older version (somebody says that is better receipt), there small difference in taste, but I like newer more.
Již se prodává v nové hezčí láhvi, velice jemný rum, ne moc sladký, jemně kořeněný, ale nic navíc mě na něm bohužel nezaujalo.
I've changed my rating to a 7. It is an excellent sipping rum, straight without ice. Reasonably smooth and it has a nice rum flavor. Those are important characteristics of rums that I like, I generally don't care for spiced rums or harsh ones. It is not particularly complex, so that keeps it from being rated absolutely superb. However, it perfectly fills the need for a great tasting, smooth, sipping rum.
well, i love the chocolate taste and flavour. Also some almond and nuts. Decembers tasting top 5. good value for the price. Yet i would expect more complexity from 12yo. as to my notes - it misses some sweetness to have more points.
The 7 year is a better value, especially for mixing. Personally prefer Zaya 12 and Abuelo 12 for sipping as they are sweeter and smoother. This is dryer and harsher if that is the style that you prefer.
Not a smooth and nice rum. I find it a little boring and I can only use it as a mixer. Haven't tried the 18 or 25 yet, but hope they are a lot better. Not a re-buy.
Fles: 25cl tube
Aroma: sinaasappel, bloemen, tabak
Smaak: zacht, droog,.zoetig tabak, sinaasappel, karamel
Nasmaak: droog. karamel, kruiden.
Prima rum en geen suiker toegevoegd.
Flor de Cana 12-Year rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide