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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.
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.
A great demerara in the ages rum category, really solid on its own in a snifter, where the bouquet can adequately gather, or just down your stupid tongue. My tongue is stupid, ok, maybe not yours. But it’s happy when FdC 7 goes down, because this isn’t a dessert rum, it’s a rum to share during a conversation with a close friend. Not fancy at all, but an excellent value sipper.
sympatical to begin a new collection..
sweet with a coffee table chocolate and caramel flavor..
Lets say just "good" rum for this one... i dont want to say average as this is not average rum but it has lack of aroma (not very visible) and something special in taste is missing. Not have any special feeling while drinkig this 12 year rum...
I can echo the people saying this is no better than the 7 year. Flor de Cana 12 year is a pretty average and dull rum. Save your money and get the 7 year. You won't miss much other than a slightly smoother burn... Still the same boring flavor that doesn't add much to a mix drink.
It is a goon one and got its price, a real option but don’t havoc the quality to be taken as a brandy.
I used to be a scotch drinker and after trying this I am a 12 year Flor De Cana drinker. Best tasting aged spirit I have ever tried.
It is a rum that is so well balanced, not too sweet, not to dry, no strong alcohol taste, pleasuring warming taste, so balanced it doesn't stand out negative in any way buy doesn't impress so much neighter. It's a rum you can't do absolutely wrong with but it did not make me fall in love with. Good for sipping, disappears when mixing.
Muy equilibrado, fácil de tomar, suave y con buen regusto final. No demasiado dulce, en nariz sin embargo tenía notas de canela y chocolate. Muy indicado para tomar solo, sin ni siquiera hielo
More elegant and subdued version of 7 year, with sweeter nose but with more alcoholic bite, this series of rums is really full of surprises.
Lehce pasivní aroma vás neustále nutí bořit svůj nos hlouběji do sklenice a vyčkávat, zda počáteční tóny naberou na intenzitě, či otevřou vícero ze svých složek. Z mého pohledu se však bohužel ani jedno neuskuteční, což bych u 12-letého rumu jistě uvítal. Slabounká vanilka podpořená mandlemi a snad i karamelem spolu příjemně harmonizují ve vůni i chuti, která se nese v duchu nenápadné máslové nasládlosti bez přidaného cukru (potěšující zjištění). V tuzemsku opravdu vynikající cena na 12-letý rum (od 550Kč) vytahuje finální hodnocení až na 6,5/10. I přes svůj nevýrazný projev mohu rum nazvat jako „tasty“, ale většině konzumentů bych ho zřejmě nedoporučil. Každopádně již nyní se těším na „plnoleté“ verze, jelikož myslím, že dvanáctka štafetu s názvem Flor de Cana opravdu velmi slušně rozběhla.
This is exactly what I love in a fantastic rum. It’s rich and bold without being a cloying sugar bomb. Just the perfect amount sweetness lingers on the lips with a nice long, clean and warm finish. A lot of the usual suspects on the nose but refined with so much more complexity with additional notes of whipped butter, buckwheat honey, white grape and a touch of earthy-nuttiness. The palate follows with the addition of warming spices, butterscotch and slightest hint of citrus peel. Not overly woody but terrifically aged with absolutely no dustiness or graininess from the casks. There’s no need to mask anything here. One of the most balanced rums I’ve had. Medium-light body with no syrupiness. This is a real aged rum and not a bottled rum cocktail like so many others.
Taste 6/10. A sympathetic rum for its age with some very little or slightly sweetness (and bourbon-dry taste but not like apleton or mountgay, little less) not bad not great just for 1 time to taste it.
Many years ago, I compared this 12 year Flor de Cana with their 7 year and could not tell them apart. I have held off in buying this rum for that very reason. This one was $33 and their 7 year was $20. Well, comparing both side by side in Glencairn glasses after letting them breathe for 30 minutes led me to almost the same conclusion. However, in today's test, the 12 year has a less noticeable burn and a very subtle amount of extra flavors in the after taste. Is this worth another $13 over their 7 year old? I don't think so. Will it wind up as bad as their 18 year old? I hope not!
I liked this rum a lot. Great oakey flavor with a good amount of spice, but not too overbearing. I drank it on the rocks and was a nice sipper when added with a cigar.
Tried the 7yr old and the 18 yr old and wasn’t impressed by either. The 12 yr old though is a quality sipper. Smooth and tasty, albeit not overly complex.
Since the price of this rum is pretty cheap, I was expecting a cheap taste. But no, I was really pleasently surprised! This is good! It's really sweet on the taste and you feel the oak flavor. A nice rum to sip neat and a very good value for your money, just like the El Dorado 12 years.
Great smell, nuts and fruits.
Light sweetness, and a long after taste.
Nice balance going on, not to dry or sweet. Great aromas on the nose. Worth ago!
In dutch we would say Pittaaagh. Its spicy its a Nice burning feeling. Its like a Little fire in your mouth with no fireman around
J'aime bien l'équilibre entre le goût boisé et la saveur de caramel.
Je le bois sans glace et sans tracas!
Goed betaalbare rum met fijne smaak. Eerste keer uit Nicaragua meegenomen, in Nl ook goed verkrijgbaar.
7 davam jenom proto, ze je o chlub horsi nez 18 leta verze. Neznamena to, ze je to spatny rum, prave naopak. Je pravda, ze milovnici cukrovych bomb ho nejspis neoceni.
Pekne zakulacena vyvazena chut. Spojeni melasy a duboveho sudu v prijemne dlouhem dokonceni.
Stejne jako 18 leta verze potrebuje alespon 10-15 minut ve sklenicce, nez se projevi jeho charakter.
This is very nice rum, but... If you would like more taste, more aroma, more everything, you should then consider 18-Years old Flor de Cana.
Still not bad at all...
i'l be back with a real review with full details. But i want to drink an entire second bottle before reviewing it seriously. lets say that the more i drink this, the less i want anything else.
Flor de Cana 12-Year rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide