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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.
Mi-corsé et plus sec que ce qu'on attendrait, il révèle en bouche des saveurs de clou de girofle, de chocolat noir et de fruits séchés, menant à une finale chaleureuse de longueur moyenne. excellent rapport qualité/prix.
Complex, with a smooth aftertaste. I would recommend this to anyone, but there are better rums to be had at this price range.
Good price point. oak with a strong alcohol taste. Great mixed.
Compared 12 yr vs 18 yr. Both smell extremely similar, the 12 tastes a touch bit sweeter and is slightly more rough, the 18 tastes a little bit more buttery and slightly more smooth but they are very close. I like the 18 better than the 12. I like diplomatico exclusiva better than both.
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I really enjoyed this rum, it's got a bit of spicy bite in it, but goes down surprisingly smooth for what it feels like in your mouth. Nice notes of chocolate and oak.
No aroma, too rough,alcohol taste
I didn't try 18th and 25th years
Pas bon pentute, 56 $ CAD , je me suis faite avoir. Des fois on pense payer cher mais sa ne vaut pas cher. Gout tres puissant dans la gorge. Pas aimé.
Some of the best for the money, full bodied and slightly sweet. I prefer it over the 18.
I love the Flor de Cana line of rums and the 12 year is no exception. For you rum lovers, you won't be disappointed. No harsh flavor with limited heat going down. Complex characteristics with a nice contrast of Oakiness and sweetness made for sipping neat. I would go with Flor de Cana's younger siblings for mixing with a less expensive price tag. The 18 year is exceptionally good.
I have to say that I like it, maybe it doesn't have any special extraordinary vibes in it but it is an HONEST rum, it is not any fake sugarbomb! Taste comes from maturation, there is plenty of wood aroma that I like. Bit too price in my country.
Final verdict: Maybe some day I will give it another shot
Very nice and smooth rum. Not that sweet and very rich taste.
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.
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!
Flor de Cana 12-Year rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide