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A sugar-free 7-year old super premium rum that is sustainably produced (Carbon Neutral & Fair Trade certified). From a 5th generation family estate, it is naturally aged without artificial ingredients, distilled 100% with renewable energy and KOSHER certified. A full-bodied rum with a long and smooth finish that lingers in the palate. Best enjoyed in a Mojito or with sparkling water or ginger ale.
Tasty, but not quite great
If you're new get this rum.It's a great introduction to sipping and aged rum. Instead of adding water or ice to help you appreciate this, try leaving some in a glass for a few hours or overnight before consuming.
While you can enjoy this rum on the rocks, it's not complex enough to justify sipping on it's own. But it will clearly make your Cuba Libres better than your standard Bacardi or Havana Club.
This was my go-to for budget mixing rum for many years. Smooth flavor that goes great in coke or other mixers, and just couple dollars more than captain. I still get a bottle every once in a while, amazing rum for the price! It's acceptable on the rocks, but I feel it really shines as a mixer.
If you like aged rum but you don't want to get yourself drawn into fruits and Sweetness, this is an excellent choise . You will enjoy every zip to the end. With a dry taste either you like it or you don't.
Not as good as the 12 year but still better than the 18 year Flor offerings. You can't go wrong with the solid choice on the rocks.
My first rum from Nicaragua and it is probably not going to be my last expression to try from Flor de Caña. Very reasonable priced, especially in the 1.0L bottle.
The nose is rather boozy; the alcohol is clearly present and I am expecting a little harshness. Furthermore I detect fudge, spices (nutmeg mostly), vanilla, figgs and orange peel. A bit of charred oak is detectable as well.
On the palate the alcohol remains very present despite just being 40% ABV but it is just tingling a little without becoming harsh. There is some acidity in there (gooseberries, rose hip) along with grassy notes I didn't pick up just sniffing the rum. It is a spicy and pleasantly fiery rum with a lot of freshness in it without being very fruity. At the same time it has darker notes as well; dried fruits, tobacco, leather. The finish is medium long and pleasant but not great. Not overly complex but there is enough to discover in this rum to look forward to a refill.
At its pricepoint a nice sipper. Not great but well made, well balanced and with a pleasant dryness makes it a nice everyday kinda rum.
Since I do not especially appreciate Latin American rums (added sugar taste like syrup), I was hesitating getting a rum from Nicaragua. I went through their site, saw no added sugar or flavour, my guy at liquor store made a worth mentioned bargain and so Flor de Cana gran reserva 7year got in my rum shelf.
I honestly admit, it is one of the most not just decent, but tasteful rums I've had so far. Naturaly sweet and smooth taste. Caramel, vanilla and a bit of orange along with dry apricot on the nose. Mouth smooth butterscotch, dry fruits, balanced dry-sweet taste. Neat, on ice with a slice of lime or tangerine.
Overall..yup... Very good choice. Well done Nicaragua!!
More complex taste than other rums in this price range. The smell is reminiscent of liquid glue. Strong alcohol taste. Causes me a weak headache every time. The basic taste is ok, but as a whole I can't recommend it.
"The finish is overall quite bitter almost like dark chocolate."
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