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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.
Starts off with some nice caramel overtones, but the alcohol aftertaste is pretty unpleasant. Not enough going on here to make it a compelling sipper, yet it mixes well enough. And it's cheap. I won't ever need to buy a second bottle, because there are much better rums in this middle-shelf category.
I like this brand. The 7 years old is very nice and still quite cheap
Usually buy this in December to mix it up a bit. Nice flavour, can drink it straight up, on rocks, in drinks, probably a bit pricey for eggnog but whatever floats your boat.
Un rhum un peu sec et corsé, avec des senteurs boisées. Manque un peu de longueur, ça reste un rhum moyen à mon gout.
Relaxing sipping rum which a Nicaraguan friend introduced me to. It is best!
Classical school of rum, dry, strong, no special flavor but well balanced.Very good in mixed drinks
Rich and dark profile. Tobaco and woody tanins play prim. Hint of butter, nut shell and caramel. Lightly sweet in afterburn, pleasantly.
Example of an average rum which is actually not so bad but there is nothing special in it.
I wouldn't drink this one straight either. I'd personally step down to the 4yr Extra Dry if I wanted a mixer, or I'd step up to the 12/18yr old, if I wanted a more complex sipper.
Okay to start I like the bottle of Flor De Cana, its simple but that is what makes it nice so its a good addition to a collection. Flor De Cana is a nice amber color in the bottle. Opening it smells like raspberries to be honest, raspberries some faint cask smell and that's about it, no real alcohol smell. In a glass it smells more like alcohol and that's about it. So sipping is rough its harsh upfront bite and then stops and then gives a hello im back again bite. Hard to zone in on a flavour when being kicked in the balls then helped back up and kicked right again by the guy who helped you. Its very dry alcohol, the cask taste is there but not in the extent of woodsiness that I enjoy. Some sweetness but nothing bold. In all honest its a super simple rum. A harsh simple rum, wouldn't recommend sipping. in diet coke it keeps much of its simpleness but has a nice amount of sweetness with a some bitterness in the aftertaste (which some could enjoy). I would rate this rum higher but there are better options for its price that have far surpassed it in taste smoothness and complexity.
This by far my 2nd favorite rum. Just enough aging to give it complexity not to long to make it over oakie.
It is so strong, smooth, with flavours, great rum :) Enjoy
its a superb rum to mix with coke or sprite my favourite one
I found this rum to be decent taken straight up. It has its edges to it but still for this price it is not just for mixing.
Best option from cheap rums (together with Malteco 10).
Not so harsh, full, taste like older than 7y.
I have trouble understanding how this rum can have such a good rating. I found this rum almost undrinkable, even mixed. Overly strong attack, and even very strong over time, even to the point of bad after-taste. Perhaps I got a bad bottle ?
Makes a top shelf rum and coke. Great value in handle bottle.
I like all of the Flor de Cana products, they are solid and tend to be good values for their prices and over deliver. The Gran Reserve 7 is not my favorite FdC product but it is my favorite value from FdC. It sips well if in cold temps or hot and the price for the quality is hard to match.
Bottle: Tasteful appearance, old school charm.
Color: Light brown.
Bottle Smell: Vanilla comes first, some sweetness, the alcohol, and a hint of oak.
Glass: It doesn't change much except to lose some of the sweetness and show its age characters and become a solid oak aged rum.
Taste: Smooth, good oil levels allow you to taste the rum aged oak the label tells you to expect, typical caramel, vanilla hints and a not unpleasant throat.
This is a solid, good quality rum that is not far below in quality than bottles sold for more. This is my go to rum.
Not bad to drink alone but too expensive to use for mix
Fles: 25cl tube
Aroma: hout,.tabak karamel
Smaak: zacht, droog,.zoetig tabak, karamel
Nasmaak: droog. karamel, kruiden.
Lekkere rum, maar doe mij de Havana Club 7 maar.
For me the 7 years old Flor de Cana is drinkable only mixed up, because he tastes in the finish like cheap hooch. Except the finish it is ok.
a nice sweet almost bourbon flavoured rum, nice with coke and lime.
Nothing that sets the world on fire, but by the same token, there's not much wrong with it either. Smooth enough, but lacks kick and length so over all is a little bit bleh!
Flor de Caňa je firma z Nikaraguy, založená v roce 1937 společností Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua.V překladu Flor de Caña znamená "květ cukrové třtiny".
Měl jsem k ochutnávce zakoupenou lahev Grand Reserve starou 7 let, která se u nás prodává asi za 390,-Kč.
Rum se prodává v elegantní lahvi.Vyrábí se z melasy a sedm let zrání v dubových sudech o objemu 180 litrů, které byly předtím jen jednou použity, se projevilo pěknou mahagonovou barvou.
Aroma: Ve vůni dominuje alkohol, cítíte také trochu karamel.
Chuť: Na jazyku najdete jakousi máslová příchuť, opět karamel, snad i trocha papřovosti, bohužel pro mě, chuť celkově není ničím zajímavá, řekl bych až fádní a od sedmiletého rumu jsem opravdu čekal něco více.
Dokončení je alkoholově teplé, trochu kořenité.
Shrnutí: Suma sumárum se z tohoto kousku vyklubalo mé první rumové zklamání.
Hodnotím 65 bodů, nemůžu si pomoct, po lepší kvalitě se u této firmy budu případně muset porozhlédnout ve vyšší kategorii, třeba 12y za 745,-, nebo Gold 18 za 1333,-.