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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.
I've never had the sensation of a spicy pop before like I had with this Flor de Cana. It's interesting, but the fun wears off quickly and it simply turns too spicy with little remaining flavoring. Short finish with an earthy pine type taste.
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.
Nice daily sipper.
Not really good but definately worth it as a sipper for now and then.
Un ron con un aroma delicioso y un sabor con carácter que deja a Flor de Caña muy bien parado.
Demostrando que pueden hacer mejores rones.
Smooth and enjoyable, no need to kill it with cola or lime. A splash and a wedge in a short glass with rocks is a fine drink.
So if you need something that you are willing to share and dont have to spend a whole lot of bread, this is the bottle to get.
I happened upon this when searching for something that I could drink during a family cookout, knowing full well a few of the family lushes would be standing next to me with their cup empty, looking for a taste. They always like the high end stuff I buy.
Well this time I bought FDC 7y thinking I was getting something that would be easy on my pockets (cheap), and that I could drink with my cigar, and not have to share my good stuff. Well it surprised me for sure. Not bad at all, but obviously not top shelf. Still not bad to sip on, and again it was easy on the wallet.
This was one of my experiments. I am no connoisseur but I drink aged rum on the rocks regularly. This was a good rum but not good enough to warrant a second bottle. I would definitely drink and enjoy it, but there are so many others out there to try. It's middle of the pack
Flor de Caña was – a long, long time ago – my first serious rum (muchas gracias Gerardo). It became almost instantaneously my reference for any comparisons. Nowadays I would join the “my go to” club. Fully share David’s opinion poste on 4 April 2016.
NB: I am not a specialist. It just happens that I like rum.
Wood & alcohol very present, sweetness more subtle, good quality for mixing, around 15€ when you order it, 18-20€ in the cornershop. But I prefer the Santiago de Cuba Anejo with its 5 year and same price, better in nearly every sense.
This rum is balanced and tasty. But the taste is immature like it has not fully aged and developed. Looking forward to sampling the 12 and 18!
Unfortunately pitched against Origenes 18 and Foursquare Zinfandel aged rums, left it high and dry.
Square Bottle with screw cap.
Nose: light, pleasant
Mouth: warm gentle aroma of dried fruit, some woody notes and a hint of vanilla
Burn: gentle, sustained
Sweetness: 3/5, which is a redeeming feature
Summary: I'll won't mix with coke, happily finish the bottle and look for the big brother.
Moje první seznámení se značkou Flor De Cana bylo Centenario 12 a do toho jsem se zamiloval. Byl jsem přirozeně zvědavý, jak se povedl mladší a levnější bráška. Odzátkovávám standardní komerční uzávěr, korek si tato cenová kategorie nezaslouží. Nalévám do skleničky a čichám... vůně je úžasná, napadá mě slovo temná, celkem vhodná k barvě rumu. První usrknutí a v puse mi rozkvete trochu ovoce, které brzy odezní a pak nastoupí temné a těžké vůně dubu a tabáku a dlouze mi voní bez ostré pachuti alkoholu, které mi u některých rumů dost překáží. Dochuť je kulatá a jemná. Dopitá sklenička voní tabákem a trochu karamelem. Sladkost je jemná alkoholová, žádný přidaný cukr, žádný nepříjemný ocásek po melase, prostě jen vůně. Já ty káni prostě miluju a sedmička za ty peníze bude asi můj velmi dobrý kamarád. Devítka je za jemnost a za příjemnou cenu. Doporučuju