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Tasty, but not quite great
I love all of the Flor de Cana line! Not to dry or sweet with a little astringent quality to it. Young aged rum that has developed a flavor portfolio that works well from nose to back of throat. Much better than Bacardi for sure.
I got this to use for mixing in Tiki drinks and it is the best for this role. Great price, perfect flavor, mixes perfect with fruit, so much better then any other white rum in this price range.
I think this blows Bacardi out of the water for use in classic rum cocktails calling for white or Blanco rums.
This is my go-to blanco. It is just complex enough to be interesting but also not too much so to be a turnoff. Grassy notes....makes a great daiquiri or Cuba libre
Smells like sunscreen in a glass, in a very good way. Immediately makes me think of laying on a beach. Smells like coconut, with a bit a funky banana in the background. Mild heat on the nose. Has a creamy mouthfeel, smooth, more coconut on the tongue, maybe even a little macadamia nut. Also a little pleasant sweetness. Really pleasant overall.
Flor De Cana doesn't really strike my fancy, they are drier rums that even with age are still harsh so I don't prefer them. I bought this bottle just because I figured it couldn't be a bad white rum, white's usually run harsh and drier so this was right up Flor De Cana's lane. I didn't give this a really fair test I figured it was gonna be like drinking the sun so I skipped out on the glacrain glass and opted for a 1 hit in the tumbler glass. Popping the top off it's a really good aroma for a white, vanilla oak (usual's) and it has a agricole kind of body. In the glass it is much the same with (surprisingly) no strong alcohol fumes, okay? weird. Drinking it straight I half expected Satan to spit in my mouth BUT WAIT A SECOND, it's actually really good, in fact really good straight. No harsh upfront burn or even afterburn, pleasant oak and vanilla with a unique tasting sugar cane, mildly dry with some spice that is very balanced. Honestly I am dumbfounded at how good of a white rum this is for it's price. I've paid much more for something of this quality. I think a lot of people are interpreting the price to be a factor of it's quality and rating it such. The Rum and Coke it makes is very similar to an aged rum and coke (15 year old rums). It has that same type of mellow rum character along with a dry fart of the cask that a lot of aged rums make. Definitely a must have staple for those that seek not only quality but bargain hunters as well. Why not a 9 or a 10? Well it's really not that complex, an 8 rum is a solid rum that can be enjoyed as a sipper but they are ultimately the B+ students, smart but still nothing standoutish. 9's and 10's do something very unique, they have a personality, they are bold, deep, rich and enticing. This doesn't have that appeal to it that those offer however it is still a fantastic choice.
Great rum, nice and smooth. Delicate fragrance, sweet sugar cane and lightly spicy. Smooth light flavor of molasses, warming and not at all hot. Bought solely as the rum for a traditional daiquiri and it blended wonderfully with the simple syrup, lime and bitters. An excellent rum for cocktails/tiki drinks and at under $20 a fantastic value.
The aroma and flavor in the classic daiquiri was so smooth and flavorful I decided to pour neat into a snifter and what a surprise! Who would think of a white rum at this price being great neat. Smooth and warming but no bite. Light body and soft delicate finish. Great over a cube of ice!
If nothing else buy this for a mojito, daiquiri or mai tai but give it a try on the rocks or neat for a change and enjoy the pure rum flavor!
This rum is outstanding in a cocktail. Classic Daiquiri - YES, Airmail - YES, Tiki Drinks that call for white rum? ABSOLUTELY. Why would anyone want to sip a white rum?
Very tasty. Excellent mixed with cola. Wouldn't drink straight; but I only like white rum mixed. A big step above Bacardi. Worth the extra money. Worth noting: I can't drink this product because they use some kind of preservative that I am allergic to, so just be aware.
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