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Flor De Cana Gran Reserve 7 is produced in Nicaragua using a three-column still process. Distilled according to a precise recipe, the rum is aged for seven years in charred oak barrels that previously held Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey.
Flor De Cana is part of the Grupo Pellas, Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua, SA. The name, Flor De Cana, means “flower of the sugarcane.
Available full time in Ontario, this is my “usual”. Poured on an ice cube is good, but a little cola or OJ is better.
It’s ok. Got a nice agricole freshness to it, and the flowers are pretty well balanced, but on the whole there’s not much going on.
I bought a bottle for $5 in Honduras and even at prices back in the U.S this is still a really good choice for mixing. For those who like drier rums, this could be a decent sipper at a pinch, but not one for those who like sweeter rums.
This is a great every day rum. It is good by itself or as a mixer. Very reasonably priced for the quality.
starts out pretty good. not so sweet as many others. but something bitter in the after taste which I dislike. i had the 5yo and was given the 7yo but cannot really keep them apart from each other. price is key here both 5 and 7yo are very cheap.
Very nice mixer rum £23 online at Amazon next day comparable to havana club 7. Not a sipper by a long shot but makes a wonderful rim and coke or dark and stormy
This rum is nice and will work, but if you can get the older rums from Flor de Cana
Sweet and smooth for an entry sipping rum but not too sweet to have with a splash of cola. The best at this price point.
N- Muddy and earthiness that carries the drifting scents of sea soaked mushy wood log, distant bonfire with mineral and brine, dehydrated pineapple and apple. Unique identity does come thru at bsic abv. (20/25)
P- Liquorice and cola mix. Exotic sour mango with dried apricot, apple and sweet wood smokes, burnt cinnamon, caramel emerged with more cola. (20/25)
F- Medium-long, semi dry with charred wood and fruits in balanced. Tinge of spiciness for a warming finish. (20/25)
Balanced:- Reasonably complex and surely can be better and broader if at higher abv. Just manage to float on a thin line at 40%. (19/25)
Weighted Rate:- 79pt
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Guter Rum zum Mixen. Sehr trocken. Auf gar keinen Fall zum Pur trinken.
Prima rum om te drinken met ijs, goede prijs kwaliteit.
Its subtly complex and certainly dry, with a dusty oak presence and a bit of a soured finish. As with the younger expressions, I like it best with fruit juices.
Tasty everyday mixer rum. Not too costly. Pretty decent availability.
Very good bargain for the price. Smooth, excellent mixed in a Cuba Libre.
While I found this to be a bit rugged neat, a few drops of water added new dimensions for me. The next test was a splash over ice (better), then ice and a bit of lime (perfect), proceeding afterward to add some pure cranberry juice and a splash of pineapple which it complemented nicely. Tasty with either Coke or ginger ale as well.
At $25 per 750ml in my area, exceptional bang for the buck in my opinion. I may have a new favorite.
Great and cheap rum. Good taste Nice sipping. I like it with ice.
nice color, nose nothing special, smooth aftertaste. Just snother to try, nothing special to remember
Pe cat de tânăr pe atât de simplu. Cred că e special făcut pentru mix-uri.
Light brown colour, smooth and rich. Good to mix with juices or sparkling beverages, because it's not a complex rum.
I recently had 3 straight glasses of this on the rocks. For me, it passes as a sipping rum, but not my first choice. It was the best available.
Many years ago when I first tried the Flor De Cana rums from Nicaragua, I was so impressed that I had decided to do side by side taste tests for their amber rums of age 4, 7, and 12 years. This 7-year is definitely worth only a few bucks more than the 4-year, but I could not tell the 7-year and 12-year apart at that time. All I concluded was that the 12-year was a rip off, so I rarely ever bought the 7-year again. I have always been impressed by it, but there was still that nagging thought of being duped by marketing on the extra aging.
Now that I am contributing my own rum reviews to this site, I picked up another 7-year bottle of this amber rum. It is smooth with no excessive sweetness and can be used as a budget sipper, served on the rocks, or as a mixer. Not many rums can boast credit for all three. It is basically inoffensive and well worth the fairly low price. It is not the finest sipper, but for the price, you can't beat it.
Now that I can appreciate this rum since it wound up in my top 30 list, most of this bottle still remains after several months. In the old days, the whole bottle would be gone in only a few days. It wound up in third place among my dark rum budget sippers behind El Dorado 8 and Don Q Anejo respectively. After bidding farewell to my first and final bottle of the over rated Mount Gay XO, this Flor De Cana 7 was a welcome pleasant surprise. Sad but true! This one is also much better than the over priced Flor de Cana 18.
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.
It's my favorite rum, since it was the first rum I drank without any ice or additional drink. It was with this rum I fell in love with drinking rum.
Flor 12, 18 and 25 once you try any of those, the rest is just not good enough, this 7 years burns my throat every time i try it, its cheap but its not worth it, theres better things out there.