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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.
Fairly smooth with good floral nose and warm finish on the palate. Seems like I taste some oak and vanilla, but I could be wrong. Very decent sipping rum. It makes me want to try the 18 and 25 year versions.
Is this really rum? Or Burbon!?!??! Smells like burbon and the taste is burbon like too. This isnt ron that I expected. Its not ron for pirates... This is good for my mom:P
Tasty and smooth. However, not too much of taste. Sweetness of the molasses is not there compare to other rums I had such as Brugal Extra Viejo. Still, good smooth rum, and the price is reasonable. All in all I’d go for the El Dorado 12 all day long before I bought this again and the ElD is actually a few bucks cheaper .
One of the more mellow rums at this price point. Carmel flavored but not too sweat. A little bit of vanilla, oak and spice but nothing that overpowers. Solid sipper and great mixer.
Quite sweet with much going on afterwards. nice colour and aroma in the glass. Very enjoyable but no real wow factor for me, a notch below an el dorado 12yr. Great bottle though.
After discovering and enjoying Flor de Caña 7, the 12 years bottle was inevitably the next step. Maybe a little bit better but far from a new world. No placeholder for this one on my cabinet.
NB: I am not a specialist. It just happens that I like rum.
Enjoyable sipping rum but I've tasted better. Not as smooth as some 12 years I've had
This is a rum that was on my wish list a long time. In its price range it is an ok rum. Some ice or adding a little water smooths the taste. This rum makes me curious for the 18 years and 25 years old Flor de Cana. I am absolutely going to try these 2.
Wow, best value for money I experienced till now. Around 20€, super round, little oak, chocolate, leather, coco- & other nuts, long outflow. Everbody loves this rum. For me better than or at least equal to all those Don Papa or Botucal Reserva standards.
The price quality is great for this rum. Super smooth and rich in flavour. Great neat, in cocktails or as a mixer. Lovely caramel and chocolate notes.
An interesting rum. Tastes like it is aging in barique barrels. Bit of smoke in the taste. Medium kicking. Just enough. Good. Oh yes, cheers Ondrej my firstborn!
I received him as a birthday present: It was drinked on my holiday trip around Iceland. Thanks you for 2 nice evenings!
Really drinkable rum, one bottle gone in two weeks lovely!
I have had the luxury of tasting some excellent rums while on vacation in Mexico and other places in the Caribbean. At our most recent visit to a 5 star resort on the Riviera Maya they served FdC12 at every occasion including in our suite. At other 4/5 star all-inclusives FdC7 was served. The 12 was more mature with a smooth taste which was a pleasure to drink on the rocks. Surprisingly, the taste was too smooth with little bold alcohol flavors found in fine rums or single-malt whiskeys. Admittedly , I am a person with a champagne taste and a beer budget so the practical side of me comes to the fore. In conclusion, I really like this rum but would be happy paying less than half the price for its younger sibling.
Agradable, no se siente en exceso el alcohol al pasar. No es tan dulce como otros rones, pero no le quita lo bueno.
I'd really like to give it closer to a 7.5 if I could. The 18 is significantly better in my opinion, but the 12 year is a great rum to ease into the sipping rum world. A little rougher around the edges than the 18, but I expect that with a lesser aged distill. Sweet, a bit of oak and a hint of spice. Can be drank neat, but i'd recommend letting it meld with some ice to soften it up just a smidge.
If you are gonna drink Flor you need to start by this 12 years old aged, is definitely worth buying, real smooth and easy to drink, then move on to 18 and 25!!! fire stuff.
Very thin body, in taste only ethanol and sugar. Similar to Metuzalem 15y. I'm happy I get only sample for testing. For the lrice you can find much better choices...
An average rum. Not that sweet, but not that complex either
I found this rum very similar to the 18 years version, it is smooth and without any additional flavor. It is a very good rum to drink with ice or alone.
well, I tried it few days ago, it is good rum, very good, however it does not inspire me to write anything about it... it misses "soul" but I will give more tries to Flor de Cana collection
Tout d'abord, on ne peut qu'être séduit par cette magnifique bouteille!
Belle couleur ambrée, le nez dégage pas mal d'alcool au début avant de laisser percer des notes de fruit sec (amande) et (un peu) de vanille.
En bouche, l'alcool est toujours bien présent et pique un peu la langue et le palais. Ce rhum manque à mon goût un peu de rondeur et se montre plutôt sec, tirant limite sur un whisky.
J'arrive à déceler des notes de caramel et de vanille.
Ce rhum est assez fin mais manque pour moi un peu d'épaisseur...
Bon, mais pas exceptionnel non plus à mon humble avis de débutant!
This is a very good sipper. It's a bit drier than the El Dorado 12-year-old that is my favourite.
I've come to appreciate flor de cana much more than in the past, they have single vintage bottling, so no blends, it provides a very smooth and clean taste. The 12 year old is very good, and the 18 year old even better. I've got the 25 year old on my wish list, I'll see how it compares to the other 25 year old I've tried.
Flor de Cana 12-Year rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide